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Planning a Kids Birthday Party at Home on a Budget

by Justine Crowley (follow)
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Ample kid home party ideas are available, and on a budget too.


For starters, having your next child's birthday party at home will keep the costs down. It might mean more cleaning for you, yet if you're after a simple (yet fun) party while being cost effective, you have come to the right place.

1. Plan

Not all birthday parties are created equal. How many people are invited to attend? Many kids parties these days involve inviting the entire class, and if that is the case, there is no cause to blow the budget out of the window due to inadequate planning. What type of party? A slumber party? Is there another theme? Are sleepovers allowed? In saving some cash, keep the party to 2-2.5 hours, and that way the kids will still be sufficiently entertained, and are less likely to become bored. Know what you want, and then you can research prices, and buy in bulk if you need to. Find out when your local supermarket is on sale, and use any unused gift vouchers (before they expire) to go towards any party supplies for the home.



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Buy in bulk


2. Face Painting

A popular party past time, and paint for face painting purposes lasts for a while, and the kids will have a blast. Use a sponge instead of a paint brush to paint the kids' faces. That way you will save water, and this will impact your bottom line and household budget. There are a variety of free stencils available on the Internet to create memorable face paints. Otherwise some temporary tattoos or stickers are also fine.



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Stickers are also cool


3. Goodie bags

Party bags are quite cheap at the supermarket, and so are balloons. Balloons and lollipops are cheap party treats. Buy brand items where you can buy two packets of sweets for a certain reduced price. Organise the goodie bags yourself.



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Have fun with this. Mix and match.


4. Hire a DVD

If you don't want to hire out a kids movie that your birthday child and/or their friends wants to watch, then play one that is already pre-owned in the home, and one they have not listened to in a while. Watching a movie entertains them for longer periods of time, and allows you sufficient time to clean up afterwards.

5. Cheap Games

Think pin the tail on the donkey and hot potato. If there is great weather outside, have some extra balloons available for some water balloon fun. The prizes for winning such games as pin the tail on the donkey don't need to be over the top. A happy meal toy equivalent will be fine.

6. Birthday Cake

Make your own using a cake mix, and buy some extra smarties and/or lollies to decorate on top of the icing for some colour and style.

If you come across any other cheap kids birthday party ideas in the home, remember to share them by leaving your comments where appropriate.



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An abundance of kids party supplies for low prices


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