Celebrities are notorious for throwing over-the-top birthday parties for their kids, but according to Marketwatch, it’s not just famous parents who feel the pressure to go big on birthday parties. With social media egging everyone on to one-up each other’s celebrations, it can be tempting to throw your budget to the wind when it comes to kids’ birthday parties. It’s understandable—after all, you want the best for your kids—but remember that it IS possible to throw your child a fun and memorable birthday party without breaking the bank. Check out these affordable birthday party tips to help you plan a kid’s birthday party on a budget.
Birthday Planning on a Budget: Tips for Affordable Kids’ Birthday Parties
Decide on the budget.
You can’t stick to a budget if you don’t really know what the budget is! When budgeting for birthdays, it’s important to take everything into consideration; not just the gifts, party venue, and cake, but also the little things like invitations, goodie bags, tableware, balloons, etc. Consider using a budget tracker to help you stay within budget.
Keep it simple.
Remember that there’s always going to be someone “doing the most,” as the youth say. You don’t have to keep up with the Joneses, especially when it comes to planning kids parties. After all, kids tend to have pretty simple tastes, as any parent knows who has bought their child an expensive toy only to find them playing in the box!
Instead of creating an elaborate event that will be lost on your kid and their friends (not to mention hard on your wallet), focus on nailing the basics. It’s all about quality over quantity.
Restrict the guest list.
Speaking of quality over quantity, one easy way to stick to your child’s birthday party budget is to limit the guest list. Some parents choose to host a family-only party, while others opt to invite their child’s best friends rather than the entire class, soccer team, scout troop, etc.
Kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
Another smart way to make your birthday party budget go farther is to multitask where you can. For instance, instead of renting an event hall and hiring a DJ, magician, or princess, host your party somewhere with built-in entertainment.
Here at Rainbow Roller Rink, we throw some of the best parties in the Buffalo area, not to mention the most affordable! When you book a kids’ birthday party at our North Tonawanda skating rink, it includes a reserved table for 2 hours; skate rentals; themed party tableware; pizza, popcorn, and soda; invitations; and even a party server to help with your event. The kids (and fun-loving adults) will have a blast skating to great music, and you can relax and enjoy the special day instead of stressing out about a list of party planning to-dos.
Easy, affordable kids parties are our specialty, so check out our packages and book your party online to reserve your space!