Planning your child’s birthday party can be very overwhelming and although you want the party to be special you don’t want to break the bank, if you follow our easy money saving tips your child’s next party can be both reasonably priced and fun!
#1 Choose a venue that is free such as a public park, your church gym, or your home rather than a pricey typical party venue. By saving money on the venue you will able to splurge somewhere else. Did you know that U.S. Toy has free space available to host your party?
#2 Buy a few themed or cartoon decorations and pair them with generic solid color décor, this is especially helpful for tableware and balloons. You could also invest in some reusable tableware that only gets brought out for birthday or other special occasions; this makes it special while saving money!
#3 Host a mid-day dessert party in between lunch and dinner to avoid spending an arm and a leg on a full meal, also serve lemonade or punch rather than expensive soft drinks.
#4 Bake your own cake, this adds a special touch to the party while also letting you personalize and coordinate your cake to the theme of the party without purchasing an expensive bakery cake. You can also add your child’s favorite figurines to the cake making it extra special!
#5 Don’t splurge on expensive party favor bags for your guests, choose inexpensive carnival items and pair them with a few pieces of candy, these bags are meant to compliment the party so they do not have to be the main highlight.
Remember you don't have to spend a lot to have a great birthday party.