The Most Cost Effective Plan for Your Kid's Birthday
By Amy Foster
Your child's birthday party is an event that they've been looking
forward to for months and that they'll remember for some time to come.
As a parent, you'll also treasure the memories of the way their little
face lit up with joy and excitement. Planning the perfect birthday party
doesn't have to be a bank buster, though. Consider these cost-effective
ideas that will help you save on your child's special day.
If you're thinking of hiring some form of entertainment for your child's
party, like a clown or a bounce house, it can hit you hard in the wallet
if you're not being choosy. If you want to make sure you get the most
for your money, it's a wise choice to shop around. Just by searching
online, you can find all of the places that offer these services in your
area. You can also find other useful information like prices and
customer reviews, which are especially important. Nobody wants to pay
exorbitant amounts for a clown who will be rude to your guests.
As you may have discovered with past birthday planning experiences,
those fancy cakes you order from the grocery store bakery are expensive.
By making a homemade birthday cake from scratch or with a simple cake
mix, you can save a bundle. This is especially true if your child or
some party guests have food allergies or intolerances. Finding a bakery
that caters to these needs can be like finding a needle in a haystack
and even then, cross-contamination is still an issue. If you're
considering buying a pre-made cake because it's decorated with toys from
your child's favorite show or movie, the store bakery will often sell
the accessories to you without the cake.
Affordable Birthday Supplies
Many department and grocery stores sell birthday supplies, but their
selection is often limited and the price can be outrageous. By
birthday supplies at Birthday Express
or other specialty retailers, you can choose from a wide selection of supplies,
even ones featuring your child's favorite character or theme. Best of all,
you can get them quickly and at an affordable price.
Be Your Own Caterer
If there will be a lot of guests or if this birthday is a particularly
special milestone for your child, you might be considering hiring a
caterer. These services come at a premium, however. If you feel
confident in the kitchen, you can save a lot of money and phone calls by
making the meal yourself. If you need help, consider enlisting the
assistance of other family members who like to cook or asking guests to
help out with pot-luck style buffet food. That way, no matter how large
the party, there won't be a need to throw money at services you provide