How To Save Money When You’re Planning a Kid’s Birthday Party

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

Your child’s birthday is coming up and it’s time to start planning! I’m sure you’ll want to have a memorable party that your child will remember for years to come.

But the problem is that parties can be quite expensive to throw, especially when you’re not sure of how to go about it.

There are a lot of expenses you’ll be making like kids party entertainers or specialized party supplies! But fortunately, there are also a lot of ways on how you can save up and still stick with your budget.

So read on as I show you how to plan a children’s party on a budget.

Here are my top five tips you can follow so you can save up when planning your kid’s party:

  1. Theme Ideas

    When planning a birthday party, the first thing to think of would be a theme. This will help serve as a guide to your party planning and will give you an idea on what everything should look like.

    You don’t need to create an extravagant (and expensive!) theme, nor is this really necessary, but themed parties are fun and creative!

    Here are a few ideas:

    • Pink Party is suitable for girls, where everything, including the guests, are pink!

    • Pizza Party is another awesome idea where kids can make their own pizza and fill the venue with Italian-themed decor and music!

    • Pool Party is a great theme for active kids, with a beach ball as a party favor and a ton of water activities.

  2. How Many People and Where

    If you want to make sure that you stay within budget, then I recommend that you keep the guest list short, between five to ten people. Include your child’s closest friends of the same age.

    Now, when choosing the venue, you won’t need to rent out something extravagant. You can opt to use your house, or a place of a relative or close friend.

    Libraries or churches also have meeting rooms at low cost. Some local parks also allow parties so you can rent their gazebos or picnic areas for the day.

    Just make sure that whichever venue you book (aside from your home), you do so in advance! Choose a date where your guests are free, which is usually weekend afternoons.

  3. Food and Cake

    The largest expense you’ll be making would be the food and drinks because you’ll still need to spend for napkins, plates, utensils, and other things!

    What you can do is to consider having a potluck where parents can bring a favorite dish of their own. There are also frugal meals you can order in bulk or make from scratch, such as spaghetti (a crowd pleaser!), pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, or sandwiches.

    When preparing the cake, you can save money by making your own (from scratch or cake mix), or you can decorate pre-made ones from the grocery with small decorations.

  4. Getting Crafty With Supplies

    Instead of having to spend on decorations and supplies for the party, you can make your own with a few craft supplies you have at home. You can also choose to do printouts of coloring pages, party hats, or invites, folding it on your own.

    You can make your own banner with the help of your child, using poster paint and a large sheet of paper. Balloons are also cheap and fun to play with! Add confetti to your balloons for a nice touch to it and have your guests write on it with personal messages. You can even use balloons for other party games!

  5. Awesome and Inexpensive Games

    Of course, you’ll also have to think up of games and activities to entertain your guests! I suggest inexpensive games you can easily do at home such as musical chairs, paper dance, pinatas, or pin-the-tail. Other awesome activities can be a drawing or painting contest. If you have a pool party, bring out the water guns and have some fun getting wet. Other parents also love storytelling for younger children, gathering all of them in one room to tell a nice story before the candle blowing.

Wrapping It Up

And there you have it! Through learning all about budgeting and having effective plans you stick with, you’ll avoid the spontaneous and expensive purchases while still giving your child the best birthday party they will appreciate.

I hope that this article on how to save money when you’re planning a kid’s birthday party helped you find some things you can do to throw a memorable one. So don’t wait any longer and start your plans today!

If you have any questions or would like to share more about planning a kid’s party on a budget, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think!

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