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Planning a Child's Birthday Party on a Budget

To many children, a birthday is the single most important day of the year. And to many parents, it's a day of both celebration and stress, as they strive to make their child's special day a memorable event. Crafting a fun, unique party for your son or daughter isn't always easy especially if you're feeling pressured to measure up to the over-the-top events hosted by the parents of your child's peers. But rest assured, there's no need to spend big bucks in order to throw a bash you, and your child, will be proud of; all it takes is some planning, imagination, and a little elbow grease. Here are a few tips to get you on your way to hosting a memorable birthday party for your son or daughter, without blowing your budget.

1. Stick to your own turf Often times, overpriced birthday parties begin with expensive venues. Instead of renting out a restaurant or other entertainment venue, plan your party at home. Using a fraction of what it would cost to rent a swanky party venue, you can buy everything you need to turn your back yard or living room into the perfect spot for a great party. Work with your child to pick a theme, and let that guide your overall decor plan. Warm-weather birthday's are particularly conducive to outdoor parties. Do you have a slip n slide, water guns, or a plastic wading pool in the garage? Pull them out for a fun-in-the-sun birthday your child is sure to enjoy.

2. Embrace the theme Just like your decor, the theme your child chooses should dictate (and be reflected in) every aspect of the party from the food, to the invitations, to the music and activities. And keep the birthday boy or girl involved in the entire planning process (although you may want to keep a few surprises up your sleeve), this way, you can be sure he or she enjoys the party after all, isn't that the most important thing?

3. Simplify, simplify It's easy to go overboard when planning a child's party, but instead of floor-to-ceiling decorations, a sit-down meal, and a gourmet cake, why not stick to a more moderate approach? Use decorations thoughtfully, and don't over-decorate. Instead of buying costumes for all of the kids to wear, include on the invitations that it's a costume party and let them create their own. Skip a full meal for fun, kid-friendly snacks like chips, cookies, and mini sandwiches (and stick to your theme as much as possible!). And instead of a huge, complicated cake, why not make cupcakes for your child's special day? Turn the dessert into an activity by setting up a cupcake decorating table and letting each child decorate his or her own all you have to provide are the toppings!

Regardless of your child's age or interests, a little imagination, communication, and preparation are all you need to plan and host the perfect birthday party. Remember, the most important thing is that your child enjoys the event, so keep him or her involved throughout the planning process, and you're sure to have a special day he or she won't soon forget.

09/21/2008
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