Planning a Childrens birthday party on a budget, The ultimate guide

Planning a Children's birthday party on a budget can be overwhelming. We want to give them the best birthday ever but we also don’t want to break the bank. While we may think that we need a large bouncy house or an expensive venue with all the extra costs for activities, the truth is you can have just as an amazing birthday party without all that stuff. Here are our tips for keeping your party on a budget and still be amazing.

  1. Save the most money on the venue. The venue is typically where most of the money goes to. But you can host your party right at home. What is great about hosting a birthday party at your home is that you don’t have to worry if you forgot something and if your child is young, this is their most comfortable place. Birthday parties can be overwhelming for little ones, so hosting a party at home can help ease them into meeting all these people. If your home is not ready to host parties, check out parties at the park or even renting out a room at your local community center or church. Their rental fees tend to be at a more affordable cost.
  2. Host party in between meals. Looking to save money on food? Host your party either in between breakfast and lunch or between lunch or dinner. This will help cut the costs of your food by people not expecting to get a full meal. You can get away with serving appetizers, drinks and of course cake! Not only does this help cut costs but you don’t have to worry about what you are going to feed all these people!
  3. Keep activities open-ended and light. Too many activities or items to do can be overwhelming. Have fun stations set up such as a coloring station, sticker station or cupcake decorating section. You can also have a fun main activity or game such as a pinata. Kids can take home their projects that they made home and all the candy the won from the pinata game. Let kids choose their own pace and you will be surprised how much they entertain themselves. Letting kids make their play, makes for a more memorable party. Now that they have different craft items, they can take home, you don’t need to send them off with goodie bags.
  4. DIY Décor. Feeling crafty? The best way to save money on party decorations is to make them yourself! You don’t need fancy expensive decorations to make your party pop. Don’t buy the character paper plates and cups. No one remembers those! Just get plain colored paper goods at the dollar store. If you are looking to add more décor, paper chains in different colors always make a party look so festive. You can even check through selling sites such as Facebook Marketplace for discounted party decorations. Many times, families will put their like new decorations for sale at more than half the retail cost.

Remember that when planning a kid’s party, the most important is making sure your little one is having a fun time. They won’t remember the decorations or even the presents they got. But they will remember how much fun they had and how it made them felt – loved.

 

Planning a Childrens birthday party on a budget, The ultimate guide

Planning a Children's birthday party on a budget can be overwhelming. We want to give them the best birthday ever but we also don’t want to break the bank. While we may think that we need a large bouncy house or an expensive venue with all the extra costs for activities, the truth is you can have just as an amazing birthday party without all that stuff. Here are our tips for keeping your party on a budget and still be amazing.

  1. Save the most money on the venue. The venue is typically where most of the money goes to. But you can host your party right at home. What is great about hosting a birthday party at your home is that you don’t have to worry if you forgot something and if your child is young, this is their most comfortable place. Birthday parties can be overwhelming for little ones, so hosting a party at home can help ease them into meeting all these people. If your home is not ready to host parties, check out parties at the park or even renting out a room at your local community center or church. Their rental fees tend to be at a more affordable cost.
  2. Host party in between meals. Looking to save money on food? Host your party either in between breakfast and lunch or between lunch or dinner. This will help cut the costs of your food by people not expecting to get a full meal. You can get away with serving appetizers, drinks and of course cake! Not only does this help cut costs but you don’t have to worry about what you are going to feed all these people!
  3. Keep activities open-ended and light. Too many activities or items to do can be overwhelming. Have fun stations set up such as a coloring station, sticker station or cupcake decorating section. You can also have a fun main activity or game such as a pinata. Kids can take home their projects that they made home and all the candy the won from the pinata game. Let kids choose their own pace and you will be surprised how much they entertain themselves. Letting kids make their play, makes for a more memorable party. Now that they have different craft items, they can take home, you don’t need to send them off with goodie bags.
  4. DIY Décor. Feeling crafty? The best way to save money on party decorations is to make them yourself! You don’t need fancy expensive decorations to make your party pop. Don’t buy the character paper plates and cups. No one remembers those! Just get plain colored paper goods at the dollar store. If you are looking to add more décor, paper chains in different colors always make a party look so festive. You can even check through selling sites such as Facebook Marketplace for discounted party decorations. Many times, families will put their like new decorations for sale at more than half the retail cost.

Remember that when planning a kid’s party, the most important is making sure your little one is having a fun time. They won’t remember the decorations or even the presents they got. But they will remember how much fun they had and how it made them felt – loved.