3 inexpensive birthday party tips for kids
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give your little one the best birthday party. There are many things you can do to save your hard-earned money and have a memorable celebration at the same time. The key is planning ahead, knowing where to buy supplies, and thinking outside the box, and your child will appreciate their birthday party even more!
Follow these inexpensive tips for kids’ birthday parties:
Plan the correct date and time
If your little one’s big day falls near a friend’s birthday, you might consider having a joint celebration. In this way, you can divide the costs and responsibilities with the other parents. The more guests the better! Just make sure each child has their own birthday cake and gifts!
But what time should the party start? According to experts, the best time to have a children’s party is from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. The hours after lunch and before dinner are when guests are not expecting a full meal. You can save on food!
Get your supplies early
Shop early – there are plenty of supplies on sale throughout the year. This way, you can search for the best deals. It will also prevent you from rushing to the store at the last minute to buy expensive items you forgot to buy.
Buying online can save you a trip and possibly money, since you won’t have to go to a store and keep buying “cute” party supplies that you don’t really need. Make sure you set a budget and stick to a list of things you only need.
Opt for a different type of entertainment
If you don’t have the budget to hire a clown, wizard, princess, or pirate to entertain you, don’t do it. Children are easily entertained; you just have to be creative in your own way. If you have a theme, you can use your own or borrow some books, movies, or even games related to your theme from your friends. Have a story time, watch a movie, or play a game, depending on your child’s age range.
You can also choose to do a custom craft activity, which can replace expensive goody bags and will keep the kids busy for a good time!
Kids won’t remember how much you spent on their party, what matters is that you took the time and effort to celebrate their big day. Just follow these inexpensive tips for children’s parties!