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CynthiaMadison   , 37

from New York

Best Tips for a Successful Children’s Party Ideas

Throwing a successful birthday party for your little ones is not always an easy thing to do. This usually happens because you will have to pay attention to multiple things at once. Plus, there will be plenty of children attending your party. They will be needing constant surveillance, yet another thing to remember. More than this, many parents think that such parties are incredibly expensive. Truth be told, they’re only expensive if you want them to be. You can manage and organize everything on a budget and in no time if you pay attention to several details. Below we will teach you how to manage everything.


Find the perfect timeframe

If you want to organize the perfect children’s birthday party, try to find the most appropriate time interval for your event. Parenting experts claim that after lunch and before dinner is just perfect for children’s birthday parties. Between 2 P.M. and 5 P.M. seems to be the most appropriate interval. Children are fed and relaxed and parents will be free to help you supervise the entire event. Also, you won’t have to cook for 10+ children and some extra parents. You can only supply some healthy snacks. This suggestion is amazing for those parents who want to save some money on their kid’s birthday party. If you plan the party in this interval, your guests won’t be expecting a full meal.

Plan ahead

You can never plan too much. If you’re an overthinker, this will help you because if you start hunting for your supplies early, you will have the necessary time to search for the least expensive ones. More than this, it will save you from running from store to store in search of your supplies. Search for discounts and sold prices. These are especially frequent during the last weeks of each season. Dollar bins at your local store are amazing places to start searching for various elements that you need.

Use electronic invitations instead of paper invitations

Ditch the paper invitations. These are expensive and not worth the money. You can simply invite your guests by using all the digital means that you have. Get in touch with other children’s parents by using social media. This is one of the most effective ways to invite your guests. You will save what you would have normally spent on paper invitations and you can use those funds for some entertaining party activities.

Pick a theme


A picnic party is wonderful, but if you want to become the parent of the year, organize a treasure hunt party. See what affordable metal detectors you can find and buy one. Search your local dollar store for small chests where to hide your treasure. Sure, this type of party will involve some backyard digging, but will offer your kid the opportunity to interact differently with their peers and bond stronger relationships. This isn’t the most budget-friendly move that you could make but think of it as an amazing present for your kid. They will appreciate it. Plus, if another child in the group has their birthday close to your kid, you could double up and split the expenses with the other family. This way, you will only spend half the money you normally would.

Never buy your supplies from party stores

This is a great advice. All that you can find at party supply stores, you will easily find at any other store for a fraction of the price. For instance, chocolate treats have half the price and twice the quantity in general stores, as compared to party shops.

Ask around


For entertainment, make sure to get in touch with your local community or personal network of friends. See if they know anybody who can dress up like children’s favourite character or a silly clown. You may even be able to get a discount for this if you find the right connection. For instance, you can ask around if there is a firefighter or police officer who will be willing to show up at your child’s party in uniform. All children love such apparitions and so will your guests.

Shop online as much as possible

We know it very well, prices in online shops are far more affordable than in physical stores. For your kid’s birthday party, try to shop online as much as possible. This will help you save some money. Also, online shopping seems to be a better solution to avoiding impulse purchases, which are normally difficult to supress when sopping in physical stores. eBay and Amazon are amazing options when it comes to online purchases. Make sure to order from there. Sometimes, the discount prices are more than appealing.  

Do your own cake, but do it smartly

A homemade cake is an incredibly affordable solution for a birthday party dessert, but make sure to take the easier and most affordable path. Purchase some cake mix boxes and some icing and try to decorate it with some colourful sprinkles. Chocolate shavings also make a great decoration for birthday party cakes. This is the simplest and most affordable solution that you have in terms of birthday party dessert.

Jazz up humble party supplies to make them more special


If you don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on this birthday, use simple supplies and try to jazz those up with what you have on hand. For instance, simple paper plates can be turned into something special if you punch some holes in them. Decorate those with stickers for a child-friendly design. After all, you don’t need to spend plenty of money for a child’s birthday.

These simple tips will help you to successfully organize a children’s party, on a budget. Remember that online shopping will always be more affordable and try to revolve the entire event around a theme. Remember that you don’t have to spend plenty of money for a children’s party. In most of the cases, they will simply appreciate just being in each other’s company.