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7 Ways to Save Money on Kids' Birthday Parties

By Kelsey Banfield |

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My daughter is in the middle of birthday season, and it is amazing. She loves going to all the parties and I am so grateful to the parents for hosting them. Her own birthday isn’t until November, but I am already thinking of what we will do. Of course, the thing about kids’ birthday parties is that they can be SO expensive. By the time you’ve added up the cost of a clown, some crafts, a cake, and party favors for 20 kids, you can easily have shelled out over $200! To save money, but not scrimp on quality, here are a few things I plan to do for my daughter this year. They are all manageable ways to cut costs but still keep all the fun!

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7 Ways to Save Money on Kids' Birthday Parties

Make Your Own Games

Skip renting a clown for $100 an hour and make up your own games. For example, hang donuts from a string and challenge kids to eat them without using their hands.
Make your own donut rings or try one of these games

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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One thought on “7 Ways to Save Money on Kids' Birthday Parties

  1. Dawn Herring says:

    I love the colorful photos with all the great money saving ideas you’ve included in your post as you share what you will prepare for your daughter’s birthday. I always appreciate getting ideas from others on how to make your child’s birthday fun, yet inexpensive. I love the activities for the kids as well as the creativity you can incorporate in having a more hands-on approach so you can do it your way.

    I enjoy creating a colorful visual collage for my daughters each year to celebrate their birthdays; it makes them feel special, appreciated, validated, and understood. I even wrote a book on how you can make one for your child called The Birthday Wall: Create a Collage to Celebrate Your Child; you can check out this e-book here: I also have a birthday wall blog where I will link your post, 7 Ways to Save Money on Kid’s Birthday Parties, to share with my readers who are looking for party tips and inspiring birthday stories.

    Thanks for sharing your colorful ideas!

    Be refreshed,
    Dawn Herring
    Author of The Birthday Wall: Create a Collage to Celebrate Your Child
    Host of #JournalChat Live and Links Edition on Twitter

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