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The Best Small Birthday Party Ideas

In this day and age, sadly, such a low key party is not the norm. Instead, many families opt for extravagant events, usually involving an expensive venue such as a play gym, an artist’s studio or even a club car on a train. If your family doesn’t have the financial means to hire a three ring circus to entertain your child and his friends at a birthday party, don’t worry there are plenty of other budget friendly options available that can be just as creative and meaningful. This article will discuss about small birthday party ideas. Before you decide on the theme, location and other party details, figure out a realistic budget. Remember that the birthday party is going to last for a few short hours, but the repercussions of spending more money than you can afford could last far longer. Once you have a handle on how much your family can stomach financially, then you can start brainstorming ideas for a fun-filled, creative party that your child will remember for years to come.


Here are some tips to create small party. Reduce the size of the guest list. That’s the quickest way to cut the budget. Some families follow this rule: a child can invite one friend for however many years old the birthday kid is turning. Bake your own simple birthday cake rather than ordering a complicated one from a bakery. Its flour, sugar and eggs, for Pete’s sake, and the kids are just going to eat it. Better yet, bake the cake and then has the birthday kid or the siblings decorated it. That could become a neat birthday eve tradition for your family. You could also hand each guest a plain cupcake, frosting and sprinkles and make decorating dessert a party activity. Skip goodie bags altogether or has the birthday child make the party favors, perhaps stringing together beads to make necklaces, assembling craft kits or building light sabers out of empty wrapping-paper rolls left over from Christmas. Or give favors but choose ones that are longer lasting than trinkets from the dollar store, such as seeds to plant in the garden or a cookie cutter that’s related to the party theme. Let your children make the party decorations instead of crafting them yourself or spending a lot of money on them at a store. When you buy or make party decorations, choose ones that can be used again and again, year after year. You could make a fabric pennant banner, for example, that has a neutral color scheme and gets hung up for every party you host. Play traditional party games instead of hiring outside entertainment. Serve food that’s inexpensive and easy, if that means ordering pizza, awesome. Go for it. It could mean making a casserole or lasagna ahead of time that just needs to be reheated or serving up sloppy Joes from a slow cooker. Good luck.