A birthday party is always so much fun for kids. What isn’t fun is how much people spend. People go overboard on kids’ birthday parties.
Here’s the thing. Chances are your kids aren’t going to remember many of their birthday parties. Let’s look at some tricks to save money on a kid’s birthday party.
Buy Party Supplies at the Dollar Tree
One of the biggest things parents overspend on for a birthday party is party supplies. Visit your local Dollar Tree and look at the selection. The store actually carries a number of licensed themed party supplies. You’ll find napkins, plates, hats, and even party favors.
Another great tip is if you can’t find the theme your child likes, you can buy the color that matches that theme and then place themed stickers on the cups and banners, etc. to match the theme. Or you could buy licensed theme napkins elsewhere and then buy matching plain colored plates and cups at the Dollar Tree.
Bake a Cake
You do not have to spend a fortune on a birthday cake. Make a cake at home and you’ll save a lot of money. You can even let your child help decorate it. If you absolutely must buy a cake, opt for a grocery store cake. You can get cute, themed cakes but at a fraction of what a bakery would charge.
Shop Dollar Stores for Party Favors
Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar, $0.99 Store, etc. all have amazing party favor options. You can create some awesome treat bags for the guests and not spend a lot of money. Hit all the stores in your area to see what’s available. Another option, if you want to shop online, is to shop with the Oriental Trading company. You can buy stuff in bulk at awesome prices.
Pizza is one of the best options for a kid’s birthday party, especially if you’re having a lot of guests. You can get pizzas for only $5 at many chain restaurants. This will allow you to feed a lot of kids for very little money. Best of all, you can choose different toppings so that there is something for everyone.
Make Drinks in Bulk
Last, but not least, things like Kool-Aid, lemonade, hot chocolate, etc. can be made in bulk and save you money. Choose something that fits the season.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a birthday party. There are so many little tricks you can use to save money.