For many parents, throwing their kid a birthday party is a priority. However, putting on a memorable celebration for your little one can be quite expensive, with the average birthday party racking up a cost of £320.50.
Due to social media and competition between your kid and their classmates, you may feel pressured to fork out the cash to put on a showstopper event. However, there are many ways to make the most of your kid’s birthday party without having to break the bank.
Party At Home
The first way you can save money on a birthday party is by hosting it from the comfort of your own home. This way you won’t have to fork out loads of a venue or spend money on overpriced restaurant food.
Kids are not going to notice the difference – so keep this in mind throughout your party planning, as there is no point spending loads on a group of people who won’t fully appreciate it.
Set Up A Budget
One of the best ways to ensure you don’t overspend is by setting a budget for yourself. This way, you won’t get carried away and end up purchasing lavish goodie bags or unnecessary tableware.
Alongside setting your budget, you should plan everything down to a T. This may include what food you wish to serve, what theme you are going for with the party, and how many people you need to accommodate.
By knowing exactly what you need to buy and in what price range, you are less likely to overspend.
You don’t have to blow your budget on expensive decorations – again, the kids are not going to notice a difference in quality!
There are many places on the high street which offer low-cost balloons, streamers, banners, party popper, and more! You may even scour the internet for free party printables which you can use to enhance your theme.
If you need to buy new tableware, consider purchasing a set that you can re-use. You may buy plastic plates as they are kid-proof, yet can be used for future parties. If opting for paper tableware, consider buying in a solid color so you can recycle them at other non-birthday events.
Food And Drink
The best way to save money is by inviting guests in between meal times. This way, you won’t have to promise them a full meal. Not only is it stressful trying to whip up a meal for multiple people, but it will save you a whole lot of money.
Keep it simple and plan your snacks in advance – think cake or fruit salad.
Plan The Games And Activities To Keep Kids Entertained
Kids are easily entertained, so spending fortunes on professional entertainment may be a wasted effort. Instead, get creative and plan around two or three games or activities to break the ice and get the kids socializing.
You may plan a treasure hunt, organize a talent show, or have some fun with karaoke. When it comes to it, how much money you spend on your kid for their birthday doesn’t matter! It’s all about showing them you love and care for them on their special day.