Are you planning on throwing an awesome surprise party for your child? Then that’s awesome! I’m sure your child will be ecstatic and will have the time of their lives while they celebrate a memorable day with all their loved ones around them. But where can you start? There are so many things to consider when planning a party, with cost being one of them. While you may think it’s extremely expensive having a party for your child, it’s actually quite simple and there are a lot of things you’ll be able to do to save while still giving an awesome celebration for your little one!
Where can you start? Read on as I show you some creative birthday party ideas without hurting your bank!
How to Throw A Memorable Kid’s Birthday Party When On A Budget
Here are the top five things to consider when planning your kid’s birthday party while saving up:
Printables for All
Did you know that there are so many websites you can check out for awesome printable items? You can find anything for your child’s birthday party, from beautiful invitations down to party hats you can cut out for the big day. What’s better is that you can design your own invites and decorations online and print it out yourself.
Other printables include a coloring book or bingo cards for games and activities. For the girls, there are bead patterns you can print out for them to follow. You can save a lot if you choose to design or find a design online to print on your own.
Fun Games and Activities
One of the best games kids will appreciate in any party would be face painting! You can purchase toxic-free face paint and let children’s imaginations go wild as they think of designs to draw on their face or arms.
You can also hire Yabadoo Entertainment or other performers who will be able to do magic tricks or short skits to amuse the children. But if you want to save up, having free games and activities is also another way to have a ton of fun. Try games like:
- Musical Chairs
- Freeze Dance
- Hot Potato
- Three-Legged race
- Duck, Duck, Goose
- Simon Says
Preparing the Cake and Food
When you want to save up on the cake and food, then the best thing you can do is to make everything yourself! There are delicious cake mixes you can follow. You can also opt to have cupcakes instead of cakes, which will be a hit with kids.
As for the food, you can choose to deliver popular party foods like pizza or pasta, looking out for promos from your local pizza chains to save up on bulk orders. Or, you can make your own pasta or other viands which will be a hit for the kids! This will save you extra money and make the day more special with something made from the heart.
Using Humble Supplies And Party Favors
The one thing that bulks up on birthday expenses would have to be the party supplies and favors. What you can do is to use last year’s supplies and create something fun from it! You can also have plain party supplies, which cost way less than decorated supplies.
Don’t go for party-store items, as they have huge mark ups! Big-box stores are less expensive with similar items. You can also choose to order online, with a lot of deals and discounts when doing so. Having themed DIY favors can also save your wallet and make everything more memorable and personalized.
Technology has advanced well enough that we are now able to find and do almost everything online! This means you can save up on purchasing invitations and create events on social media to invite your guests and track the number of people going efficiently. And like mentioned, purchasing your party favors and supplies online is less expensive than having to go to a store with marked up prices. Plus, you’re doing everything right in the comforts of your home so you have no issues!
Wrapping It Up
And there you have it! Throwing a kid’s birthday party doesn’t have to be so difficult or expensive. With the right resources and ideas, you’ll be able to still fulfill your child’s dream and give them an amazing celebration to remember.
I hope that this article on planning your child’s birthday party helped you become more knowledgeable on what you should do to save money while not scrimping on the celebration. So don’t wait any longer and begin making your plans today!
If you have any questions or would like to share your tips and experiences on throwing a birthday party for your children, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.