Girls are expensive and their birthday parties are even more so. Many of us are on a tight budget and our daughters expect fancy and extravagant galas with all of their family and friends in attendance. The anticipation leading up to the event is extremely exciting for the child, yet is absolutely exhausting for the parent in charge of the anticipated extravaganza.
Worry not. There are many fun things to incorporate into a girl’s birthday party that doesn’t cost the sun and moon. The important factor is that the birthday girl has fun as well as her guests.
We all know to send invitations out at least two weeks in advance. And with that said, there are two easy and cheap ways to do so. Print your invites and have your daughter fill them out and color them. Or upload a photo of your child to the Walgreens photo department and choose the invitation background with all the specifics; easy and fun.
The dollar store or whatever you happen to have akin to it in your area is your best friend for party supplies. Plates, cups, streamers, balloons, wrapping paper, ribbon and more all are to be found as the plethora of birthday budgetness grows. Twenty dollars is money well spent, especially when you usually throw everything away after the party.
Streamers and balloons are inexpensive but a must. Tie balloons together with ribbon and affix to the mailbox so that your little one will feel special and direct guests to your home. Curl streamers and tape to the walls with balloons, anchoring the corners. A cute and inexpensive idea is to order helium-filled balloons with ribbon attached…and then attach photos of your daughter at the ribbon ends and let them hang around the party area.
The many baking products on our supermarket shelves today are worth taking a look at. The different cake mixes and icing as well as cupcake tins and the accoutrements are fun and exciting. Baking at home leaves a larger amount in our budget for a better present for the birthday girl or perhaps more food for the guests.
Let’s face it; not all of us have time to do all of the fun and exciting ideas we see on Pinterest. At the end of the day we just want our little sweeties to have a wonderful and fantastic birthday that doesn’t equal a month’s mortgage payment.