Your children very important to you. So of course you want to make their Birthday party nothing less than special and memorable for them. Many mom’s and dad’s find that the Birthday party of their little girl’s dreams can cost a small fortune. Money that can be set aside to begin their college tuition fund.
No need to fret. I have solutions for your party needs that won’t break the bank. Lets take a look at how you can have an amazing tutu Birthday party while still being frugal.
Girl’s Love To Play Dress UP
Make tutus and crowns for each girl attending, says Jae Craig of designdalle.blogspot.com. If you are crafty, this can be a great party favor your your little girl’s guests.
Location, Location, Location
When and where? These are the first and most important questions that you need to answer when planning your little girl’s party. If you live in a warmer climate or if it is summer time, consider your local public park. Many parks have a designated picnic area which is perfect for hosting a family party. If a park is not an option, consider having your party at home or a family member’s home.
I love the idea of making pom pom’s out of tissue paper and hanging them from a tree like this example found on Martha Steward Weddings. Or even putting some pallets together and covering them with a table cloth and using pillows as seating as the one found on Kara’s Party Ideas.
As you may have guessed. Food is my favorite part of any celebration. I love to cook and entertain. However, aside from the venue, food can be one of the most expensive parts of a party. However, you can easily cut the cost of food at a kids party with these simple ideas. Make it a pot luck event. Supply the burgers and hot dogs, and ask family members to bring a side dish. Buy your burgers, hot dogs, and buns in bulk. This will save you a lot of money. Or you can skip the meal and just serve chips, snacks, and of course, lets not forget the Birthday cake.
The guest list for your Birthday party will naturally affect the cost of your event. The more people you plan to invite, the more seating and food you will need. If you want to keep cost down, keep the guest list small. Perhaps only inviting family members and close friends.
Invitations and Decorations
Part of throwing a fun party is the decorations and invitations. But they can eat up a good portion of your funds. Choose a color and them for your child’s party and stick to it. For a girl’s Birthday party, you might consider a ballerina theme with pink invitations, bunting, and some pink and white balloons.
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Fun and Games
Fun and games are a fairly traditional part of a Birthday party. So if it is your wish to go with tradition, I have a an old favorite that won’t cost a lot, if anything at all. Musical chairs will add life to any ballerina’s tutu party. If you have never played this game as a child, I will wonder a tiny bit about you. Just kidding. The game is simple. All you need are kids, music, and chairs. Have one less chair than there are children. When the music plays the children dance around the chairs. When it stops, everyone has to sit in a chair. The one who is out has to stand aside. Then you take one chair away and repeat the process until there is one kid left. I loved this game as a kid and remember that it kept me and my friends entertained for hours.
Most likely, at least one other person in your family has thrown a child’s Birthday party. It stands to reason, then, that they probably know a little something about planning a party. You might even have a talented musician or magician in your family who is willing to chip in their skills to save you some money. Don’t be shy about asking for help from your loved ones, as they might be delighted to help.
What little girl doesn’t love cake? And what Birthday party would be complete without one. The Birthday cake is the highlight of the whole party. The cake of your dreams doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Here are some suggestions. You can buy a cake mix, frosting, sprinkles and candles. Have dad take the guest of honor out for a few hours while you and the siblings work on baking and decorating the cake. It is a fun family project that you all will enjoy. If you are strapped for time, look at your local supermarket or bakery for a pre-made cake.
If you follow these tips, your child’s Birthday party doesn’t have to drain your bank account. Do you have ideas for saving money on a child’s Birthday party? We would love to hear them. If so, won’t you share them in the comments section below.