Is your child’s birthday coming up? Are they excited for that party you’re throwing? Well, you should be, too. You don’t need to break the bank when it comes to birthday parties. There are many ways to cut costs, and still give your child an experience they’ll remember for years to come. Hired entertainment and rented bouncy houses are great, but when they’re young…it’s not necessary. They’ll remember the connections they made with friends and the time you spent playing with them in the backyard. With that said, let’s dive into those cost-saving tips we have for you.
Choose The Right Venue
The best way to save money? Combine birthday parties. Does your kid’s friend have a birthday close to theirs? What about siblings? Do you have kids close in age? They’ll enjoy sharing the moment with people that they care about, and it will save you lots of cash in the long run.
Timing Is Everything
You don’t want to have to spend a load of cash all at once, and you definitely don’t want to struggle to find venues and a bakery. Plan early, so that you can gather the pieces you need for the party in time. The invites are included in this, too. Most parents can’t clear their schedules at the last minute.
Choose A Theme
You can always find discounted party supplies, especially since online shopping exists. That theme you chose is bound to have a “bundle and save” option. Party hats, plates, napkins, noise-makers, and gifts add up. Make an effort to compare prices before grabbing the first thing you see.
Your entertainment doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Choose games that don’t require many supplies. Little kids love silly games like hot potato or musical chairs. You can even create a treasure hunt with painted rocks and random party favors. They’ll have fun and you won’t be stressed out about the cost.
Make Your Own Cake
Do you throw parties often? Then recycle those supplies. Don’t throw away those streamers and party hats. Keep them for the next time a party comes along. Your child won’t know the difference, as they’ll be too busy stuffing their face with cake and running around with their friends.
Are you ready to party? We hope you and your child have a wonderful time at your cost-effective party. Are your stress levels lowering after reading over this list? Throwing a party is difficult, even if it’s for little ones. There’s a lot of guests, and fellow parents will always have their “helpful” opinions. The important thing is that you enjoy the experience with your child. They’ll remember you playing with them, not you running around trying to manage the expensive entertainment. With that said, we wish you luck with your party planning.