Planning your child’s birthday party can be stressful, both on the mind and the pocketbook. SophiasStyle.com
knows that nowadays every cent counts. You want to have the most perfect party for them, but you still want to be able to enjoy it and not worry the whole time. There are a few key areas of a birthday party that need attention. Let’s start off with games!
Think about it..you’re going to have all of these kids in your house for say 2 hours. Let’s make sure to have some fun activities planned, so these little munchkins are not destroying your house (and your nerves). Now, you can go all out and rent an inflatable bounce house or have some miniature ponies come make a visit. But, we’re talking about saving money…those things are very expensive. There are inexpensive game ideas out there for every age group.
For infants and toddlers – make it simple. They love to play with things they can throw. Take a large box, paint it green and cut a large hole in the top. Then take some scrap fabric, sew a pocket and fill it with rice. Make sure you close that pocket up well (you can even use glue). Then have the toddlers toss the beanbag into the green box. You can always say you’re feeding
the frog his dinner. Kids love this! You can award prizes (of course, each child would end up winning a prize eventually–to make things fair). Toddler girls love dress up. Visit a local thrift store and buy some cute costume or dress up pieces (boas, high heels, hats, costume jewelry, etc). You can have them dress up. It’s hilarious to see what these little ones will come up with for their outfits. (Make sure to have your camera handy to capture those future high fashion models) You can save the dress up kits for a future rainy day, that way you don’t feel like the investment would be just for a one use venture.
For younger children-they love crafts. You can put out construction paper, yarn, glue sticks, crayons and have them make cards for the birthday child, or do their own version of a self portrait. Something that works for most ages, except for the younger ones is a pinata. You can make one very easily from home. Click here
for a site that gives you instructions. You can also buy one at your local discount store or party store. Buying the empty one is an inexpensive version, because you can pick what goes inside. It does not have to be all candy, it can be plastic rings, erasers, stickers, etc. You personalize it to match your party guests. All you do is grab a handkerchief from your drawer, a whiffle
ball bat and clear the room while they’re swinging. With some of the younger ones, you may need to “pre
-split” the pinata for them. Just don’t tell them that you did that!
These are just some ideas on planning that perfect and inexpensive birthday party. Check out SophiasStyle.com
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