CUT THE PARTY COSTS
More than 2,000 British parents found that the average cost of a birthday party adds up to £320.50.
On average parents also spend £175.80 on birthday presents, which makes a total birthday spend of £496.30!
Now if you have more than 1 child this is going to add up and so without scrimping on the parties excellence let’s discuss how we can cut the costs.
- Keep the guest list small
- Choose a date that gives you plenty of time to make party decorations yourself
- When picking a theme use what you have, for example if you have lots of polka dot bits and pieces like crockery, ribbon and clothing this could be your theme!
- Do your research when it comes to paid entertainers, find an amateur or do it yourself!
- Craft activities mean the children will all take home a gift, so no need to worry about party bags
- Research package parties thoroughly to get the best deal
- Throw your party at home rather than paying for a private venue
- When it comes to food, throw your party before or after lunchtime as this way you’ll only need to provide snacks
- The birthday cake can be made by you, your talented friend or seek an amateur baker who is looking for practice
- Prizes & party bags can be handmade
- Send a text to invite guests or print your invitations at home and hand them out in school
- Don’t decorate the whole place, just select one focus area like a feature table or entrance way
- Make it a joint party
- Borrow stuff like table wear, cake moulds and cookie cutters