How can you limit your budget when your child wants everything in their party?
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Although a child can be truly demanding when it comes to their parties, you need to set a limit for them and for yourself as well. However, even if there are limits to spending for a grand party, you can still make their party enjoyable and save money at the same time.
First of all, limit the attendees. Usually, a child will only want their “best friends” and classmates to be invited. It will only blow up if you decide to start inviting other people – like your best friend, your neighbors and everyone else. Your child doesn’t really need publicity, they just want to have fun.
Second, if you’re still planning to personalize your party supplies, make sure you can get a good deal. Check out online suppliers and see if they can give you a discount for printed custom beverage napkins, paper plates and cups. Usually, online shops give better prices and bigger discounts. Surely, you will be able to make your budget if you choose to deal with them.
Third, keep the entertainment simple. Children only want to have fun in their parties. Think of parlor games that will be cheap but fun. Think of outdoor games that your child enjoys. Just because you can’t afford a blow-up playground doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy their party. Simple games like “Bring Me”, “Pigs in a Blanket” and “Touch Move” all make an enjoyable party for a child. If your child doesn’t really like running around, set up a Wii, PlayStation or Xbox in the living room and rent a projector so everyone can enjoy the game.
Fourth, when you think of ordering or making the food for the children’s party, remember that you are getting food for kids. So no matter how elegant or Asian your cuisine might be, they won’t enjoy the food if there’s no hotdogs and Spaghetti in the menu.
Remember, this is a child’s party, not yours. Ask your child what they really want before you go off ordering and planning the party.