Parents want to throw awesome birthday parties for their kids, but of course, these cost money. From the balloons and birthday cake, to party food, the event can be expensive. If you’re a carer and getting parenting payment for your child, it may be a challenge to throw a birthday party. The good thing is, you can still pull something off without having to shell out a lot of money. Here are some budget birthday ideas for your kids:
Instead of sending out printed invitations, use social media sites and email to send word to guests about the birthday party.
Make a guest list
A lot of the party elements rely on the number of guests you’re going to invite. As much as you would want to invite everyone you know, you need to keep your budget in mind. Invite a few family members and close friends. Your child may even appreciate an intimate party with loved ones.
Instead of sending out printed invitations, use social media sites and email to send word to guests about the birthday party. There are many websites that enable you to create your own electronic invites. You can save on printing and postage costs, plus going paperless is environment-friendly.
Consider cheap food options
There are a lot of affordable, delicious choices to choose from. Snacks can be bags of popcorn and sandwiches. You can also set up an ice cream station where guests can make their own dessert with toppings such as sprinkles and marshmallows. For a healthy option, drop by the local market to buy fruits for skewers.
Visit discount shops for budget-friendly decorations
A great way to save money is to have a party box of supplies where you can put all decorations you’d find on sale throughout the year. Look for streamers and Chinese paper lanterns. If you have some time on your hands, you can make buntings out of coloured paper. You can also create paper flowers for the table centerpiece.
Skip the party bags
Most kids who have already attended birthday parties may expect party bags as they leave your event. These can be expensive. Why not have a cupcake decorating activity where the kids can bring their own decorated cupcakes home? Those sweets can serve as your party treats, plus you can keep the guests entertained.
These are just some of the budget birthday ideas for your kids. Keep your options open and see where you can save money and still have an amazing party.
Do you have other budget birthday ideas for your kids? Share your tips in the comments section.