Parties can be quite expensive sometimes. And because we all have at least a few birthdays of our family members’ it can be quite a challenge to afford everything to make a perfect day every time. In fact, there are some ways how to throw these parties in a cheap and frugal way. And soon you will learn some of these ways for sure! So forget about overspending before the party and have the best birthday celebration for your kids while saving money!
Decide on a budget
First things first – you need to decide on your party budget. This is the only way how you can keep yourself away from overspending and still have a perfect birthday for your kids. By deciding on a budget, make separate parts of how much you can spend of various different party categories. It should be something like food, decorations and etc. Also, make sure to keep to that budget strictly, otherwise it won’t work and you will overspend for sure!
It is fun to decorate your whole house with birthday attributes but that is going to cost you a lot and you are going to throw away everything anyway! So why do that then you can decorate in a minimum way and save money at least at this part of preparation. Or if you really want to make your house festival-like, then purchase either such décor elements that can be used for many times, or balloons only. It is quite cheap, make fun environment instantly and it can be throw away without any sentiments. Just perfect for any frugal moms!
Don’t serve food at all or find alternatives with it
Food is usually the biggest money eater while throwing a party. So the simplest solution for you – frugal mom – is not to serve full meals at all. Just serve some snacks and it might turn out to be quite enough. Especially since kids don’t come to sit and eat – they come to play. On the other hand, you can cook meals, but ask guests to bring their own snacks. This way birthday table will be full, kids will be full, and your wallet will be full as well!
Shop for party essentials with coupons
You can also reduce a lot of your spending if you start your preparation for the party in the store having some coupons in your hand. It can reduce prices on everything – from decorations to food and it is just plain amazing! For instance, even these Target coupons I got from ChameleonJohn.com are going to make your kids’ birthday party a lot more amazing. With these, you will surely save money and have an excellent celebration without spending too much!
Reconsider your party location
Finally, if you really wish for a frugal party then stay at home! Going to a restaurant and throwing it in there is definitely not a cheap way to celebrate your kid’s special day. You can do the same thing and at much cheaper cost if you throw a party at your home and cook meals by yourself. Use stuff around the house (like containers, large boxes, etc.) to create fun activities zones for kids. Decorate everything with balloons and you have a great party without restaurants! It might take some of your time, but it will surely save you money and kids will love it too!