Saturday, 10 March 2018

Perfect Planning Tips For A Budget-Friendly Kids Birthday Party*

It’s no secret; Parenting is rarely easy. Although, there are times that are a little more stressful and difficult than others. One such time is planning your child’s birthday party, especially when you don’t have a lot of cash to splash on some extravagant event. However, cutting down your budget doesn’t have to cut down your kid’s big day. Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect birthday party without breaking the bank.

Take Time Planning
If you’re on a tight budget, it always makes sense to give yourself as much time to plan as possible. This will give you a few extra weeks to shop around and compare prices of essentials so that you don’t have to buy things you’ve forgotten last minute for well over the regular price. Pound shops are a great place to look, as they tend to have great party supplies for much less than your average party supplier.

Order Online
Shopping online doesn’t always save money, but it often can do, especially if you give yourself some time to do some proper research and look through a few different websites. Ordering online also reduces the chance of you impulse buying, which can also save you a fair bit of cash. You can also order online without your children knowing what you’re buying, so you don’t have to arrange childcare for while you’re shopping.

Party After Lunch
Party food can get pretty pricey, especially if you’re catering for a lot of guests, so you should aim to reduce the amount of food you need to buy. A great way to do this is to have your party after lunch and end it before dinner so that you’re not expected to provide a full meal. Then, you just need to get a few basic party snacks, like chips and cake.

Ask Parents To BYO
Alcohol is also fairly pricey, so, if parents are also attending the party, ask them to bring their own, rather than provide it yourself. If you don’t want to look stingy, you could get a few bottles of wine or a Little Hamper Company prosecco hamper, but your focus should be on drinks for the children. They’re who the party is for after all.

Skip Hired Entertainment
Hired entertainment can be fun, but it isn’t necessary for a great party. Instead, plan some free activities and games, like musical chairs, hot potato, and duck, duck, goose. The only thing you’d need to buy for these games is a prize, like a small toy or some sweets, both of which can be bought cheaply.

Merge With Another
If your child’s birthday is close to one of their friend’s, then why not talk to their parents about maybe doubling up. After all, the same guest would be attending both parties, so it makes sense to have them together. This will save both families money and time planning the party, as you’ll be working together and paying half each. Just make sure that each child feels special by having separate presents and seperate cakes.

Planning a child’s birthday party on a budget may seem like an impossible task, but it really isn’t. With these tips, you should find it much easier to stick to your budget.

*Disclaimer: Collaborative content. 

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