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Save a Buck on Your Tweens Birthday Party: Heres How

Oh that fun age where you’re not quite a little kid anymore and where you’re not quite a teen, aka the ‘tween” years. With these tween years (ages 10-12) come tons of ideas for when it comes to celebrating a birthday. These ideas often come with a hefty price tag and a whole lot of work.

Ideally, you can work towards a compromise with your tween to throw a great party but on a parent-friendly budget.

Click through for 7 ways to save money on your tween’s birthday party so both of you are happy at the end of the day…

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  • Choose Colors Not Themes 2 of 8
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    Ignore the latest awesome band and the trendiest theme suggestions for a party and ask your child for a color scheme instead. It will be far more cost effective to buy solid colored plates and supplies than it would be for name-brand designs and characters.

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  • Make Invitations 3 of 8
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    You can do a lot of cool things on computers these days so skip fancy invitations and print out the details on your home printer. Deliver invitations personally rather than foot the bill for postage. Don't forget to print up thank you notes for your child to sign after the party.

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  • Family Donations 4 of 8
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    Rather than having family members spend their own money on a costly gift for the birthday kid, ask them instead to donate their favorite dessert or finger food to the party to help keep food costs low. Make it clear to your child that this offering is a more than sufficient birthday gift.

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  • Cake Made With Love 5 of 8
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    Don't spend a small fortune on a store-bought cake. Make your child's favorite cake and let them help decorate it with sprinkles and icing. Cake decorating supplies are pretty easy to find in any grocery store. 

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  • Stay Home 6 of 8
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    If you have the room for the guests, throwing a party at home is more cost effective than renting a space. If you do need a bigger venue, consider the local fire company or community hall that will be glad to accept a donation rather than charge you a rental fee. 

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  • Practical Favors 7 of 8
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    The cost of favor bags if you choose to provide them can go rather high quickly. Rather than invest in a bunch of junk, get creative in the kitchen. Make a batch of cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, or cake pops and wrapped them individually for each guest. Decorate with a colored ribbon to match the party's theme and have your birthday boy/girl handwrite a thank you note on each one.

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  • Plan Out Good Old Fashioned Fun 8 of 8
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    You don't need an expensive DJ or other costly items for the guests to have a good time. Look up some old-fashioned party games to keep things lively and time moving along like musical chairs and hot potato. Aim for games that are fun to play at any age. Have some fun ideas for outdoors and indoors in case of rain.

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