Party Advice: 3 Tips to Stay on Budget for Your Child’s Party
Secrets To Maintain Your Budget When Planning Your Child’s Birthday Party:
1. Make your own invitations on your computer. There are many great programs that provide you with ready-made designs. Or you could create your own from scratch.
Such programs include Print Master, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word. There are even online websites that will do it for really cheap. Google party invitations to find the best company and price.
2. Another way to save money is to plan your party around meal times. This will save you from having to provide an entire meal. You still need to serve drinks and snacks!
Being a professional magician, the majority of birthday parties I perform at have the usual snacks, hot dogs, or pizza. There isn’t any need to throw tons of money into food. Don’t forget that the kids will need an appetites for cake at the end.
3. DON’T overdo the party decorations. Remember, these will only last the day of the party. If you have lots of decorations, some children might start tearing them down for something fun to do. You certainly do not want that, and it would be a waste of money.
To keep the kids involved and entertained create fun games or challenges for them to do. Better yet, hire a professional entertainer such as a magician, juggler or clown. This will add lots of fun memories to the party for your child and during the show you can either relax or do other things for the party.
Extra: The optimal situation is running out of snack foods. Please be sure you have enough cake, and dessert. The children cherish the birthday dessert the most. Snack foods are only there to hold everyone over until mealtime, or cake/desert time. So if you run out, it’s ok!
These few tips can really save you money. Even if you don’t have a budget for the party you can still uses these tip to save. I highly suggest putting the saved money into a professional entertainer for the party. A professional entertainer will add that memorable experience which your child will love.
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