Celebrate Your Child's Birthday Without Breaking Your Budget
We were delighted to feature in a recent article, 'How to Make Life's Milestone Celebrations Special'.
‘One of life’s greatest joys is celebrating important milestones,’ reads the article published by Bupa Life Insurance. ‘Birthdays, graduations, weddings and births are significant not just for the person being celebrated, but for loved ones as well.’
It's wonderful to plan something special for someone that you love but sometimes you also need to consider your party budget. Especially when you're planning birthday parties for very small children, you can end up overspending. So how do you keep your party's budget reasonable without feeling like you're being cheap? Here are a few tips and tricks to make your party a success without burning the budget!
Plan Your Party Between Mealtimes
When you plan your party for right around lunch or dinner time, people assume that you're going to have a heartier meal ready. If you plan for early morning or early afternoon, then you can offer snacks and cake for a simpler affair.
DIY Only What You Can Handle
If you like to cook and bake, then make some simple snacks and your own cakes or cupcakes. But if you don't have any baking supplies in the kitchen and you don't remember the last time you bought a new culinary pan or utensil, then it might be wiser to buy your cake and DIY name cards or gift bags. It's better to be realistic about what you can do than realise at the last minute that you can't handle what you took on, and have to pay top dollar to get it fixed.
Don't Waste Time & Energy Searching Shop After Shop For Matching Supplies
In today’s time poor world everyone wants to have all the items they need for a party at their fingertips, and for everything to match beautifully. There is nothing worse than driving to your local party shop and they only have plates and napkins but no cups. Save time and hassle by shopping online at Discount Party Supplies where you can find everything you need in your theme (even room and table decorating kits!) all in the one place. In just a few quick clicks you can have all your party items organised and have them delivered fast to your door.
Let the Children Entertain Themselves
If you have a space to run around, then let the kids loose with water balloons. If they have to stay indoors, make a fun craft, come up with a few games with your child or even host a film festival with popcorn and ice cream. Make sure to be clear on the invitation what's going on so that parents send their kids appropriately attired.
Kids’ birthday parties are often incredibly stressful as each parent feels pressured to live up to the ultra-high expectations that exist today for birthday parties. Resist the urge to compete; the only person you have to impress is your child. In the end, they're going to remember a special day whether you had a jumping castle for the whole neighbourhood or just a few cupcakes and balloons!