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Save Money on Children’s Birthday Parties

By Berrycreamie @mhi1106
Save Money on Children’s Birthday Parties The cost of children’s parties has skyrocketed in recent years. Several families in the UK have listed birthday parties as one of their top financial stressors.If you’re more concerned about how much your child enjoys their birthday than how much your guests are impressed bythe birthday party, there are many ways you can reduce the cost of a child’s birthday party.
Choose an Inexpensive Location for the Birthday Party
Kids are going to have fun no matter where you hold a birthday party. Don’t get caught up in the idea that you have to have a special location in order to make your child’s birthday party a memorable experience. This is especially true during a child’s younger years. Save your money and hold the birthday party in locations that won’t break your budget.
If your child’s birthday is in the summer, consider holding the party at a local park. There are all kinds of fun and inexpensive activities that are well-suited for an outdoors birthday party. You can have a scavenger hunt, play capture the flag, or have a potato sack race.If you are ready for a sloppy, wet mess, consider having water activities at the birthday party.Most kids love water games and getting soaked while out in the sunshine.
Make the Birthday Cake
Save money on the birthday cake at home. If you’re concerned that you can’t make a cake as beautiful as one that comes from a professional baker, get up to speed on cake decorating using instructional videos on YouTube. There are thousands of videos on YouTube from which you can learn how to bake and decorate a cake.Look for these videos on YouTube by searching for the following:
  • Cake decorating for beginners
  • Cake decorating tutorials
  • Cake decorating with fondant

Have a Cake-Making Party
Why not have a party where the kids get to make the cake? This idea can work well for younger kids. Instead of making a full cake, help the kids make fairy cakes or cupcakes instead. Since this type of party can be held in your home, you will save on the cost of a baker cake and the cost of a more expensive party location. If you want to see kids make a big mess and have fun as well, involve fondant in the cake-making experience.
Use Simple Plates and Cups There’s no reason to spend a great deal of money on plates and cups for a birthday party. Kids are going to enjoy their food and drinks whether they are on a fancy birthday plate or a simple white plate. You can look for the best deals of plates and cups by using the comparison shopping engine mySupermarket and other online comparison shopping sites.
Hold a Joint Birthday Party If you have a friend or family member with a child who has a birthday around the same time as your child’s birthday, consider holding a joint birthday party. A joint birthday party can work well for babies and toddlers. By splitting the cost of the birthday party, you can cut some of the costs (such as location) in half. If you’re concerned that guests won’t like the idea of bringing two gifts, specify in the invitations for which child the guest should bring a gift. Realistically, most guests won’t mind bringing two gifts and will appreciate the time they save by attending one party instead of two.
A Frugal Ending If you want to give the kids party bags when they leave the birthday party, buy party items for the bags from the single-price stores. Poundland is the most popular single-price store. ASDA also offers half-pound deals on numerous items. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook

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