You don’t have to break the bank to give your little one the best birthday party ever. There are plenty of things you can do to save your hard-earned money but still have a memorable celebration. The key is to plan ahead, know where to buy supplies and to think outside the box – and your child will appreciate his birthday party even more!
Follow these budget-friendly birthday party tips for kids:
Plan the right date and time
If your little one’s big day falls near a buddy’s birthday, you can consider having a joint celebration. This way, you get to split the costs and responsibilities with the other parents. The more guests, the merrier! Just make sure each child has his own birthday cake and gifts!
But what time should the party start? According to experts, the best time to hold a kid’s party is from 2 to 5 pm. The after lunch and before dinner time slot is when guests don’t expect a full meal. You get to save on food!
Get your supplies early
Do your shopping early – there are many on sale supplies all year round. This way, you’ll be able to hunt for the best deals. It will also prevent you from running to the store at the last minute to purchase overpriced items you forgot to buy.
Shopping online can save you a trip, and possibly money, as you won’t have to go around a store and keep buying “cute” party supplies you don’t actually need. Be sure to set a budget and stick to a list of things you only need.
Opt for a different type of entertainment
If you don’t have the budget to hire a clown, magician, a princess or a pirate for entertainment, then don’t. Kids are easily entertained; you just have to be creative in your ways. If you have a theme, you can use your own or borrow from friends some books, movies or even games related to your theme. Do a story time, watch a movie or play games, depending on your child’s age range.
You can also opt to do a personalized craft activity, which can replace pricey goody bags and will have kids busy for a good while!
Kids won’t remember how much you spent for their party, what matters is that you took the time and effort to celebrate his big day. Just follow these budget-friendly party tips for kids!