Sometimes, hosting a party can be a little bit nerve racking because we get overwhelmed with preparations, decorations, menu, activities, and expenses for the celebration. If you are going to plan for the party ahead of time and stick to a fixed budget, you might as well be able to save a lot, here are a few tips on how:
Create a menu
Make a list foods that you are planning to prepare for the party. After you have gathered the list of foods you decided to prepare for the party, create a list of all the ingredients that you will need for each of the foods. The more you are prepared before going to the market, the more you’ll be able to follow your budget properly.
Whether the celebrant is a toddler, a preschooler or a school aged child, it is always a good idea to prepare the games and activities for them ahead of time. Search what activities that would suite the age of the celebrant and the guests?
Kids get easily overwhelmed. They love to play with their friends and they do enjoy spending time with playmates. Surely if you want to cut the cost, there’s no need to hire clowns, characters and entertainers.
Create your on party favors
Spending a lot on party favors is a no no. There are a lot of ways and ideas that you can find in the internet if you’re looking for party favors that will amaze your guests. Pinterest is among the many websites that you can find over the web that caters many DIY ideas.
Avoid character themes
Birthday parties with a specific character theme are great, and quite costly especially if you’d stick to the theme of the party. But, hosting a cheap themed party is always possible if you’re on a strict budget. Just use your imagination and it will surely outweigh the tradition around you.
Make your own pinata
Instead of buying, why not make one, two, or three for the birthday party. Trust me, there are so many ideas you could get from Pinterest. Just by looking at them you’ll get inspired and they may even unlock your imagination and be able to have a fantastic idea.
With the latest technologies nowadays, you can now easily invite friends and guests using online invitations, or e-invitations. Definitely, aside from time, it can save you money on paper too. Plus, there’s a greater chance of you hearing back responses.
Parties don’t have to be extravagant all the time. Just by being resourceful and using what you have at home sprinkled with your creativity and imagination, you can turn a budget friendly party into a fabulous one. Good luck!