7 Genius Tips for Saving Money on Your Kid’s Birthday Party

It can be so easy to go crazy on party preparations for your child, but it makes a lot more financial sense to keep things simple. Kids parties have become notoriously competitive but ultimately you’re only goal should be making your child happy and creating memories to last a lifetime.

Here are 7 ways to throw a fun party for your child with frugality in mind:

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    Keep Costs Low for Your Kid’s Birthday Party (Here’s How...)

    Click through for 7 ways to throw a fun party for your child with frugality in mind...

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  • Party Where Its Free 2 of 8
    Keep Costs Low for Your Kid’s Birthday Party (Here’s How...)

    Find a location such as your backyard where you won't have to pay for the space. If the yard isn't accommodating, try the local park or community hall who may offer the space for free or for a donation. 

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  • Stick with Old Fashion Fun 3 of 8
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    Keeping the kids busy is the goal of the day so make sure you have some ideas for fun games ideal to your location. Outdoor games like water balloon fights or egg toss can be a great way to burn some energy. Indoor parties can include a scavenger hunt or a peanut rolling contest. Plan out a list of organized activities that are appropriate for all ages to keep kids occupied.

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  • Compromise on Theme 4 of 8
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    You can buy an expensive themed package of party supplies but it's more financially wise to invest in a few theme items and find alternatives for the rest. For instance if your child loves Spiderman, buy a Spiderman table cloth but shop at the dollar store for blue and red plates and cups. Find creative ways to work around the theme to save more cash. 

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  • Skip the Expensive Cake 5 of 8
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    Unless you have a personal cake designer in your family, you'll save a lot of money by making your child's cake at home. Younger kids especially end up wasting a lot of cake after licking off all the icing. You can find a lot of fun cake toppers and colorful icing that is less expensive than a store-bought cake. 

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  • Give More for Less 6 of 8
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    If you plan to make goodie bags for kids to take home, get what you can in bulk and break them down into individual bags. If you invest in single serve items, you are going to pay a ton of extra money. Check out the local dollar store for frugally fun items like bubbles, stickers, and juice pouches for the to-go bags.

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  • Stick to One Big Gift 7 of 8
    Stick to One Big Gift

    It's easy to want to give your kid a table full of gifts but avoid the temptation to do so. Give them one big gift and a couple smaller gifts. Combined with the gifts the party-goers bring your little one will still feel very special.

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  • Keep the Food Simple 8 of 8
    Keep the Food Simple

    Supply a homemade cake, some ice cream, sale pop, and tap water. Get the food service supplies like the plates, forks, and cups from the dollar store. 

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