BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING ON A BUDGET
Birthday Party Planning on a Budget
With the unfortunate state of our economy, every American is now forced to take a closer look at their personal finances. Just because you can’t spend money like you once did doesn’t mean that you have to deprive your children of a great birthday party! There are plenty of ways to plan a perfectly good kids party on a budget.
For starters, try revisiting some classic birthday party games this year. What happened to the days when children's parties were all about hitting a pinata for candy or playing pin the tail on the donkey ? Pin the tail on the donkey is an all time great game and is quite inexpensive at any party supply store. Whoever would have thought that a picture of a donkey with a pin on tail would become one of the most popular kid’s games of all time? Children love this game and you can’t match the entertainment value for the price.
Costume parties are another great way to keep your children entertained during a birthday celebration. Affordable costumes and play sets can help your children feel like their favorite characters and professionals. You can even have parents judge the costume party and award a special prize to the child that has the best costume or performance. However, it would be wise to insure that the birthday boy or girl always wins to avoid making a scene.
You can also put a fun new spin on some old favorites like bobbing for apples. Have the children try to pass the apple back and forth without using their hands. This can be as fun for parents to watch as it is for children to play. Relay races with personalized rules can also be a fun and affordable way to spice up a kids party, with little preparation or planning.
The most important thing to remember is that you need to make sure that your child is having fun. Affordable and fun games like the ones listed above can make for a great a great party, but if your children aren’t enjoying themselves then the party will no doubt be a dud. Ask your child how he or she would like to spend their birthday and plan the day’s events accordingly. Above all else have fun!
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