Have you ever looked around at your child friend birthday party and noticed how stressed out the mom looks? This week I started to plan the perfect celebration for our twins birthday.
My goal is to create a memorable birthday they will have fun at with their friends, and be happy.
Choose the location
Location can take up a big chunk of the budget. To stay on a budget I always try to get my kids to compromise. I ask my twins to find a place they both like by suggesting some ideas. Where will be the perfect place for both of them? Because my twins are a boy and a girl it can be difficult to find something that might interest both of them. Until now, we have always been able to find the perfect place for both.
Keep the party small
Keeping the birthday party on a budget means resisting to invite 20 people to your child’s party, The more people, the more supplies and food you need to buy. Each of them are allowed to guest five of their friends. Make sure your child’s best friend is free before you set the date.
Everything will be much easier if you have help — a spouse, relative, babysitter or friends who can assist with activities as well as serving and cleanup.
Send electronic invitations
I simply send a free electronic invitation and I explain to my kids about the importance of discretion. When I send the invitations, I always include an RSVP date and start and end times.
Don’t feel like you have to entertain for hours. Anywhere from two to three hours is enough for school-age kids. I always plan an afternoon party that takes place between lunch and dinner that save the expense of providing a meal to the party guests. I keep it simple finger foods, juice, things kids like and of course, the birthday cake.
Buy party supplies online
A party isn’t complete without balloons and partyware, so set the scene of your event with the right themed party supplies. I always buy my party supplies on amazon.com