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9 Ways to Plan a Kiddies Party on a Budget

1 April 2014
9 Ways to Plan a Kiddies Party on a Budget

Planning a kid’s birthday party doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you stick to a budget.

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1. Cake
Although the cake is a must have it’s not necessary to go over-the-top. Cupcakes or cake pops can also work.

2. Venue
Host the party at home if possible or in a public park – this way you can save money.

3. Entertainment
Jumping castles are still popular. But don’t feel pressured to hire professional entertainment. Ask a family member to do the face-painting or to dress up as a clown.

4. Food
Use cookie cutters to cut fancy shapes into sandwiches. Serve food the children will recognize and remember to keep a balance by serving sweet and savoury. 

5. DIY
Be creative and make the invitations and décor yourself. Buy generic décor you can use again a few years down the line.

6. Party Packs
Party packs are not a must-have at birthday parties. If you don’t plan on having them type an email or send out text messages thanking the parents. 

7. Guests
Keep the number of guests to a minimum and be realistic if you want to save. It can be a bit overwhelming for kids if there are too many people.

8. Budget
There’s always the temptation to buy more. Keep an itemised budget and take it with you when you go shopping.

9. Most importantly, make sure everyone is happy and having a good time!

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