Looking to celebrate a young ones birthday on a budget. We are trying minimalistic party options and wanting some FUN QUALITY time with our almost 4 year old, his friends and dear loved ones.
This is what we are doing this year:
We are going to a PARK! With FUN (free) toys!
We are playing fun and silly games like toss across (borrowed), squirt guns (gift for kids to take home) and parachute games (bought/invested).
Kids will celebrate with some fun shark cupcakes (homemade) and water.
Requested that no gifts be brought--since time with my little one will be WAY more memorable!
Afterwards, family will gather (because many wont come to the kid park thing!) for a potluck lunch where we will grill out.
This party was a little time-consuming to come up with FUN ideas and then take the cost out. We are hoping that the whole day will cost us less than $250--which includes a kid "Shark" theme party for 15 (with treats and take home squirt things and beach towels) and meat for a family gathering of 12 adults & 5 kids.
We KNOW little (big!?) man will LOVE the quality and social time for his party and that some crazy things that cost a lot (rental, tokens, bounce house, you name it) won't even be missed with all the action!
What are ways you save money on birthday parties?