How to Save on a Kids Birthday Party

Kids birthday parties can seem like one of the most expensive occasions of the year. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to save money and still throw the birthday bash of your kids dreams.

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Start Planning Early

‘I can’t believe you’re planning next year’s party already’. Sound familiar? Well, that is the attitude that has you paying out in bulk close to the date. Make a note of what the theme is, and what you need to have ready. Then keep an eye out for anything that fits the bill over the course of the year. You’ll end up fully stocked with decorations, goodie bag fillers, tablecloths and more.


Book Local

Whatever type of entertainment you are considering having make sure you search for regional bouncy castle hire in WA, local entertainers, bands in your area or Disney Princesses nearby. The less the entertainment has to travel the better, this also means you will have a chance to meet them in advance of booking too.


Skip The Party Store

If you head into a party specialist store, you’re going to end up buying a lot of things you don’t need. Niche stores like that don’t tend to be the best deal, they tend to cater to people who need to pick up some last minute items and have run out of options. Pricey and unnecessary.


Digital is Winning

E-Invites are free. Facebook event pages (with the right security) are free, browsing Pinterest for theme ideas and free party planning checklists is also free. Shopping online tends to be a lot cheaper than heading to stores too. You can buy in bulk, can get free shipping, and there are some fantastic online discount party stores. Amazon is brilliant for everything, DollarTree, Bulktoystore, and are all tremendous for ideas and supplies too.


Sharing is Caring

If your little one’s birthday lands in the same week as a classmate, or a friend, then split the costs of the party and have a joint party. Not only are they a lot of fun, but they half the responsibilities too.


Playing is Free

As well as the theme, goodie bags, food, and entertainment you are left with a couple of hours that you need to entertain the kiddos too. Luckily, most great kids game don’t cost a dime. Here are a few to put on your list:


  • Hot Potato
  • Music Chairs
  • Simon Says
  • Duck, Duck, Goose
  • Treasure Hunt (paint some garden rocks gold and hide them around the garden)


Buy Your Cake, and Upgrade it

Head to your local supermarket, pick up a basic Victoria sponge, colored icing and other cake toppings. Creating your own will save a heap of cash against the cost of a usual party cake.


You can have an out of this world party without having astronomical costs to match. Take your time to collect the supplies, always price check when you have time and keep it local. Although, you could still book a party venue and get it all catered and spread the cost across the year too.



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