In this day and age, kids’ birthday parties are often over the top, lavish, and cost a lot of money. But that really doesn’t have to be the case. It doesn’t have to be all about where you’re hosting it or what it looks like. It can be humble, inexpensive, and still be a great event with lots of fun, good food, and entertainment! From making homemade slime to hosting a “Hidden Treasure Hunt,” there are so many ways to keep your kids entertained for hours and have them enjoy the party.
To throw a killer kid’s party on a budget, let’s take a look at some of the key points you need to focus on to make it happen.
How to Spend Less Money on Kids Parties?
The answer to this question may seem simple – you don’t need to spend $600 per child on a party. If you want quality fun, it is going to be much easier than you think. All it takes is for you to have a frugal mindset and make sure that you’re planning things well from the start. Let’s take a look at what you need to do.
1. Come Up With a Fun Theme Based on Their Favourite Things
For starters, you need a theme. A fun theme can make everything come together and give the party some guidelines and a purpose. Why not make it one of their favorite things? It could be superheroes or princesses. It could be Harry Potter or unicorns. Just make sure that it’s something that they love.
Then you could even look to do costumes for the kids, or just make sure that the decor is in line with the same color theme. Then, you can get to work on DIY decorations with the kids – it will be fun for you all to do.
2. Throw it at Home With Friends or Family
The idea of throwing a party at home is becoming popular for people who want to save money and time, but don’t want to sacrifice on the quality of the party. Some other major benefits of throwing a party at home are that you can have it with family or friends, avoid high caterers’ prices, and have it over a longer period of time too with no restrictions.
You can also be in charge of the cake and party food, without worrying about costs. Why not whip up a 3 ingredient marshmallow fondant and create a cake based on their theme? Also, think about their favorite foods and plan the party menu ahead of time to make things easy and fun.
3. Think of Awesome Entertainment, Music and Games You Can do Yourself
When planning a kids party, you want to make sure that they are having fun and entertained all throughout the event. This means having great music to play in the background and thinking of some fun games too. To help you, here are three cool ideas that might be great for the kids;
Rubber Duckies Race: Fill up the tub with water and race your friends in rubber duckie suits!
Ring Around the Rosies: Imitate your favorite fairy tale character and grab one of the colorful rings before someone else does!
Pin The Tail on A Donkey: Start by drawing a donkey on poster paper or cardboard then pinning tails onto it!