Throwing birthday parties for school age children can be a very expensive undertaking. Pizza parties, bear-building, and mini golf can all run upwards of $15 per child, and when they are in a class of 25 kids – you do the math. Throwing a fun party that your little girl will love doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a few ideas for a frugal birthday party for little girls.
Fairy Princess Party
Almost all little girls love fairy princesses, and it can be an easy and fun party theme. Wings can be purchased, or even made. Trace wings on a sheet of poster board, cut out, and allow the girls to decorate them with glitter, markers, and even feathers. The wings can be attached with string or elastic cord. Tiaras can be purchased cheaply at a party supply store, or they can also be made out of construction paper. Trace the crown shape, cut the crowns out, and allow the girls to decorate them with glitter, gems, and markers. Once they are dry shape them into a circle and staple them together. Tutus can even be made cheaply out of tulle, that can even be purchased with a coupon at a craft supply store.
As the guests to dress as the character from their favorite book, and allow your child to do the same. Favors can be made from the pages of old books purchased at second hand stores or Goodwill. Name tags, place cards and more can be fashioned from the pages. Stacks of children’s books can be used as centerpieces. A scavenger hunt based on your child’s favorite book would be an excellent activity.
Little girls love to make things, so a craft party is the ideal frugal birthday party. Not only can you make the decorations, since crafts is the theme, the activity is also covered because the girls can make crafts. Poms made from tissue paper are easy to make and create a lot of drama as decorations. Make up little crafts kits ahead of time for the girls to make so the materials are all together, and all you need to do is supervise. Choose a craft that is age-appropriate, and something they can complete fairly independently since you will have several children there.
Make Your Own Food
There is no need to buy a custom-decorated cake or have the party catered. Choose a time of day when you won’t need to serve any heavy food, and make the cake yourself. There are plenty of tutorials and tips available on YouTube to help you put together a cake.
With a little creativity and planning you can throw your daughter a party that will create wonderful memories, without breaking the bank.