When it comes to throwing a birthday party for your little one, it’s only natural to feel pressure from all sides! You have pressure from parents and their kids, pressure you put on yourself to make sure it goes off without a hitch and pressure from your little one, who’s so excited and deserves the party they’ve always wanted.
With so much to think about, you must start your party planning as soon as possible, and if you’re on a budget or you simply want to keep costs as low as possible, then gathering ideas now and putting the wheels in motion, will help you tick all those party boxes and relieve some of the mounting pressure before the big day.
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In this post, we’ll explore how to throw a budget-friendly birthday party for your little one. Read on to find out more.
Choose the Venue Carefully
If you’re on a budget, then choosing the right venue can significantly help you to keep costs down. Hosting the party at your home is free – you could even consider having it in your backyard, if the weather is on your side. If you’re not a fan of having dozens of children running through your home, then finding a venue to match your needs and budget might mean heading to a public park, or an outdoor venue where you can set things up without paying a fee. Alternatively, if you wanted to pay a little more for the venue but have factors such as the entertainment covered, then venues such as swimming pools and bowling alleys are a good choice.
Go Easy With The Food
One of the biggest issues and expenses associated with kids parties is the food! Almost all hosts buy too much food, simply because they’re worried about kids being hungry or not having an impressive enough spread. By keeping numbers down and planning a careful menu you’ll reduce the amount of waste and keep your costs down. Consider buying things in bulk that you can cook or prepare in moderation, such as pizzas and nuggets, crisps, and cakes. Then you can add more to the spread if needed.
The Party Bags
Everyone loves the party bags! They’re one of the highlights of any kid’s party. This means that the pressure is on to fill them with all kinds of treats. Unfortunately buying packets of plastic toys and sweets can quickly add up, so why not be a little more creative instead? Ideas include incorporating the entertainment into the party favors, such as getting the kids to decorate cakes and sweet things to put in the bags, giving everyone a single item like a book, packets of seeds, coloring books, stickers, and other low-cost alternatives.
Just because you’re keeping costs low, doesn’t mean your little one has to miss out on a birthday party. Consider these tips above to throw a great party on a budget.