- Posted by Steve Megna
- On 14/12/2018
As a kid, there’s almost nothing more exciting than their birthday. As adults, we may not love adding another year to that growing tally, but kids just love it – and they love their birthday party just as much. So a great kid’s birthday needs some great kids birthday party ideas.
But if you don’t want to spend the earth for your child’s celebrations but you still want them to have a rip-roaring time, we’ve put together a list of inexpensive kids birthday party ideas and tips that will definitely do the trick.
Let’s get stuck into it:
1. Get the timing right
If you invite them over for that kids birthday party between 2 pm and 5 pm, they’ll have three hours of fun they’ll never forget. And you’ll get to feed their already-full tummies with inexpensive snacks rather than full, pricey meals.
2. Plan early
If you start buying those party supplies early rather than in a rush, you can hunt without pressure for great prices and save a bundle. Because often it’s the simple kids birthday party ideas and tips that keep adding up for the biggest savings.
3. Go digital for invites
Especially if there are plenty of kids being invited, why not look up some free templates for digital rather than paper invitations? Birthday parties for kids are a great opportunity to brainstorm ways to keep more of your money in savings.
4. Do double
Are you friends with the parents of one of your child’s besties? Why not consider a double party? Your child will love it just as much but the costs and responsibilities will be halved.
5. Avoid party shops
If you’ve always found really cool party stuff in party shops, you may find that you can get pretty much everything you need much less expensively in normal shops. In fact, you may be surprised that the best ideas for kids birthday parties are found where you least expect them.
6. Ask your friends
Children absolutely love to be entertained during birthday parties, but that can cost an awful lot. Have you asked around to see if you already know anybody with a connection to party entertainers or venues like bowling allies? Opting for cheap birthday parties doesn’t mean you have to cut corners, often it’s just a matter of being smarter with your money.
7. Shop online
We’re quite sure you’re already acquainted with the benefits of internet shopping for presents, but you can also find all your decorations and supplies online too – much more cheaply.
8. Make your cake
Ok, so we know that the cake shop makes something that looks a lot more awesome than what comes out of your oven. But there are a million ways to make a home-made birthday cake that LOOKS awesome.
9. DIY decorations
Proper party decorations look good, but they’re pricey. Luckily, with normal household items, you can jazz-up cheap party supplies and make them look amazing! Use a hole-punch to decorate the edges of paper plates, and stickers to spice up party balloons.
10. Cheap party games
So there are plenty of inexpensive kids party games – but how many need nothing much more than rocks and stones that are lying around in the street and in your garden? Spray-paint them gold and the kids will never forget hunting for golden nuggets.
11. Hire a limo!
Ok, so a huge Mercedes limo with a dance floor, smoke machine and PlayStation 4 sounds like something only Richie Rich’s parents could afford – but you’d be wrong! Sydney Party Limos even supply free drinks and lollies when you hire a kids party bus! We also do great value-for-money kids party packages, like trips to the Sydney Harbour Aquarium, Taronga Zoo, and Inflatable World.
Have you thrown a birthday party on a budget that you think was just as much fun as something much pricier? We’d love to hear your favourite inexpensive kids birthday party ideas too! Happy birthday party planning!