Kids Parties on a Small Budget

Ever wish that money was not object when planning your kid’s birthday party? Here are a few tips to give your child a decent party without spending your yearly income.

First you have to start with the invitations nine times out of ten it is much cheaper to make your own. Just head to your local superstore i.e. Wal-Mart or Target, and stock up on card stock, stickers, glue and markers. Depending on the age of your child, they probably will have a lot of fun joining in the process. Glue bits of confetti, draw pictures, just in the process don’t forget to have a lot of fun!

When it comes to decorations and party favors head to your local craft store, you would be amazed at all you can find. A few years ago, my daughter had a princess party and all the little girls wore crowns with their names on them. I was able to find 8 foam crowns and a container of foam sticky letters for about five bucks. If you are having a large party consider going through Oriental Trading Co, or Celebrate Express, you can by things in bulk at a fairly low price.

Location, Location, Location. My advice is to skip going to the local Chuckie Cheese or similar place for the birthday party. In my experience, they tend to be way overpriced. Consider having the birthday party at a children’s museum, or a park instead. If you choose a park, and it is raining the day of the party, herd the kids to the local McDonalds; you can have the party right next to play land for free.

Lastly, skip buying the birthday cake at your local grocery store. Either make it yourself, there are all sorts of things you can do. Is your little girl into ‘Barbies’ and ‘princesses’? Make her a Barbie doll birthday cake. Or if you’re not feeling that artistic, head to Costco, you can get a sheet cake for under $20.