Looking for a creative low-key kid’s birthday party ideas that can be celebrated in style without breaking the bank? Do not worry! We will be giving you some do-it-yourself ideas so you could throw a perfect party for your little one and spend much less.
- There’s no other place like home.
To cut cost, hold the party at home. You do not have to go to an exclusive and expensive restaurant, go to the beach, or rent the hotel rooftop just to hold the party. You can just hold it at home, maybe in your backyard, front yard, poolside, or even inside the house! Just be careful with your things! Kids can be so playful and aggressive sometimes.
- Finger foods are the answer.
Avoid meal times by holding the party between 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.. By doing this, you have to only serve light snacks and dessert. To cut cost in food, try to make the party food yourself or you could also ask help from your family and friends. You can just serve pizza, waffles, popcorn, hotdogs, sandwiches, bread, cookies, cheese sticks and the like. You can also add up a cheap ice cream and let your guests add toppings of chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles, candies, and many more! Too when you prepare them yourself, fruit trays and veggie trays will be much less expensive.
- Do-it-yourself Birthday Cakes
Instead of purchasing a premade treats at you favorite bakeshop, bake your own cake instead. With a little dash of creativity and imagination, a traditional cake mix and frosting can become a perfect cake for the party! You may also opt to bake individual cupcakes instead of one full-sized cake so you could cut down cost. One cupcake per kid, isn’t bad! You can browse for some cake recipe in the web. Take full advantage of the internet and remember that sky is the limit!
- The power is in your hands.
Make your own invitations and decors! With a little creativity and some construction papers, cheap yet quality invitations can be created. You can use stickers, glitters, colored pencils and cut outs to decorate it. Also, you can deliver or hand it yourself! Or better yet send electronic invites. You can now make use of the social media such as Facebook to send invites to your friends and loved ones.
For the decorations, you can use some old decors or make new ones. You can use cut outs, pieces of cloth and stickers. Utilize items you already have. You can also form a canopy from the center of the ceiling out to the walls. Then, you can tie balloons in bunches of three or five and tie them to the backs of chairs.
- Entertainer for help!
You can ask help from a friend, a family member or a babysitter to help you with the games and activities instead of hiring some entertainers. Use the things that are already in your house and adapt traditional games that fit your theme to save on games and activities. You can use cards in doing some tricks, balls, or you can play Trip to Jerusalem which only requires chairs. You can also play charades using simple terms such as “cat”, “dog”, “pig”, and so on. The more creative, the more it will be!
- The more, the merrier!
Combine your child’s party with a friend who has a birthday in the same month. You can also do this. Ask your other family members, friends, and neighbors to celebrate and have a party together! By doing this, you will not be only cutting cost but you will also get a lot of help in preparing and organizing the party.