Throwing birthday parties is another expense parents have to worry about. A lot of time and effort goes into organizing, planning and entertaining kids during a party. Not to mention, parents these days have to budget for the cost, as kids’ want parties with bouncy castles, mascots, endless games and much more. If you are going to get a party planner to come in and organize the birthday with a theme, it can end up costing you even more. Parents also have to factor in additional costs such as party favors, birthday cakes and food and drinks for the parents. Therefore, the team at Souqalmal.com has put together a list of ideas which can help you reduce birthday costs.
Your daughter wants a princess theme birthday and buying these decorations can be quite expensive. With a little advanced planning you can save by making the decorations yourself. It’s also a great way to spend some quality time with your child. Start a month earlier and make glittery paper crowns with your daughter which you can hang on the walls for the party. If your son wants a rock star theme, cut out some musical instruments and use them as party decorations.
Catering for the party
Once again, get the kids to join in. They can personalize their own pizza with extra ingredients you give them on the side. You can also get cupcakes and let the kids decorate them with colorful toppings and sprinkles. This way, not only do you save money on catering but also keep the kids entertained during the party. Another great idea is to make some hotdogs, chips and burgers yourself. Yes, it requires more work but less food is wasted and keep in mind kids don’t eat as much. Keep it simple and don’t go overboard with food and drink options.
Fun and games
Organizing games can be a little tough as kids need constant entertainment. However, there are some activities which are simple to organize. For example, for a princess theme birthday get some beads from the local market and setup a jewelry corner where the girls can make their own bracelets. Setup a scavenger hunt for the kids or get them to decorate their own t-shirts with paint. This is also a great way to add-on to the party favors. You can even organize games which involve parents and that way even they can help out in keeping the kids busy.
If you really don’t have the time to organize the whole birthday yourself, than opt for the most basic party package or rent out just a bouncy castle or a mascot for an hour. For example, check out the party packages available at Posh Pop Party Planners or My Gym in Saudi Arabia. For rentals, you can get in touch with Bouncy Castle Riyadh.
Parents tend to stress a lot about party favors but get creative and save on party favors too. We often forget that’s kids are happy getting any toy. Therefore, fill in gift bags with a small toy, a few delicious treats and perhaps some school supplies. Again, keeping it simple is the key to spending less on birthday bashes.