Long days back, children had their birthday parties at McDonald’s restaurant or at the local pizza parlor. Nowadays, parents are going beyond their budget to make their child’s party better. It’s being a competitive trend for parents to throw the biggest birthday bash. Even children are no longer satisfied with the simple in-house party. They wish to have something more than just having homemade cakes and decorations. When it comes to presents, they’re no way delighted with cheap toys and other inexpensive gifts. They need all the newest technology available that comes with expensive price tags. Party venues, entertainers, party toys, goodie bags, custom cakes, and party food are some crucial things that may go beyond the budget.
How to overcome the budget issue while keeping your kid’s enthusiasm for enjoying a delightful party? It’s very easy to spend and only spend without realizing how much money still left in hand. So, before purchasing or hiring anything, decide how much money you want to spend for the party. Have proper planning and allot money for each party item including cake, food, party favors, games, and others. Have everything set within your budget. Keep on reading to find some effective ideas to throw a budget-friendly party for your little one.
Guest list: Halve the number of guest! This is the most effective way to limit the expenses of a party. A shorter guest list will help you make less party food. Let your child choose his/her friends to be invited rather inviting the whole class to the party. If your child is too young to decide, ask their teacher who can tell you which friends seem to be friendly to your kid.
Decorations: Decorating the party place is a fun activity for you and your children. But, many parents worry about what and how much decorative stuff they need. In reality, kids don’t mind how expensive the decorations are. A little yet eye-catchy decoration can easily satisfy them. Decoration seems to be more for elder person rather than the little ones. So, cut some extra bucks instead of spending too much for decorating the place.
Cake: Presenting a killer cake is everyone’s wish. Parents put a lot of effort to present the best cake. To go effortless, many parents order it from a local bakery by spending a hefty amount. So, isn’t it better to make one yourself which can save some extra money? Yes, put some efforts to make the yummy one that will be appreciated by your guests. Serve it as pudding, in a proper manner. Also make enough cupcakes for each of the children. Kids will love to eat them and you don’t need to buy much other sweet stuff.
Food: Keep the menu as simple as it can please your guest. Include healthy and sustaining food in the menu. Rolls, chicken and vegetable nuggets, mini pizzas, party pies, sausage fairy bread, and sandwiches are some best foods to offer. Fruits and cheese are also some good options to please the kids. It’s even wise to ask the guests of honor what he/she would like to have during the party. This will ensure that you won’t bring the stuff that will go waste.
Entertainment: It gives you the best time to enjoy with your children and take some lovely photos. There are lots of things to think for the entertainment part. It is recommended to hire entertainment as early as you can. Wisely choose the one that fits your budget. Fairies, magicians, balloonists, clowns, pirates, pony rides, jumping castles, and hula dancers are some nice options to amaze children. If you still want to ignore this part, skip to the party games/prizes. Games are really the all-time entertainment for children. A kid’s party is never completed without interesting kids toys, games and prizes. You can opt for some traditional games such as egg and spoon race, sack races, treasure hunt, musical chairs, balloon pop, pass the parcel, and more.
Party Favour Bags: For children, a party is endless without a favour bag packed with lots of sweets and gifts. Here, buying multi-packs will be the most cost effective idea. There will be no need to spend a lot of money on singular items. You’ll also find chocolates and sweets in multi-packs. Go for a Piñata filled with sweets and other party favours. Let the kids share it in a decent way. Make sure to supervise them so that it is equally distributed. You can even encourage kids to take some homemade stuff with them. Ready-made fairy cakes covered with sprinkles is a delightful idea. Pop them in a cute bag and tie with some ribbons. This will be a lovely home treat to receive as a party favour.
A Kid’s party is the special moment to lavish attention on your cute one. It marks the milestone for both of you. But, it doesn’t mean that you’ll spend too much to get the headache, once the party is over. Don’t be short of options regardless of the way you wish to go. Follow the above ideas to enjoy your little one’s party in a budget-friendly way.