Birthday Parties: How To Throw Great Parties On A Budget
If you want your kids to adore you even more than they already do, throwing great birthday parties is a great place to start. However, as parents know all too well, throwing birthday parties is an expensive venture, especially if you have multiple children.
As your family grows, your ability to put together a good party, year in and year out, will become more difficult. In today’s post, Rocky Mount Event Center will give some tips on how to throw a great party for your kids while on a budget.
Choosing the Party Date
As is true with most things, timing is everything. There are a lot of activities that are time sensitive and might be cheaper at different times during the year, week, or day. As a party planner, you can use this to your advantage. If your child’s birthday falls during a slow season for a particular activity, you might be able to schedule it at a cheaper price.
The time in which you schedule the party is also a major factor. The most common financial mistake made by party planners is scheduling a party at or around meal times. If you schedule a party at 12 P.M. or 6 P.M., you will more than likely have to provide a full meal rather than just snacks. 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. is the sweet spot for birthday parties.
DIY Decorating and Snacks
Another aspect of a birthday party that will siphon money from your wallet is food and decorating. Buying snacks and a cake are often the most expensive aspect of your kid’s party, so consider baking your own cake and making homemade snacks. You can even recruit other parents to help make snacks.
Decorating is a little more difficult, especially if they want a themed party. You can save money by only buying what you have to and doing the rest yourself. For instance, you can buy a Spiderman pinata, plates, and cups, but for the rest, you only need red and blue decorations that you can make yourself.
Use Your Connections
A great way to save money on birthday parties is to utilize any connections you might have. If you have a friend or family member who can get you a discount on bowling or can bake the cake, don’t hesitate to ask. You can also use social media to recruit help. In fact, you can even save money by using social media for invitations instead of sending out invitations through the mail.
Contact Rocky Mount Event Center For All Of Your Birthday Parties
One key component to a great birthday party is the venue and at Rocky Mount Event Center, we offer the best venue in town. We are conveniently located near several restaurants and hotels, making the experience even more positive for family coming in from out of town. For more information about our venue, give us a call at (252) 210-3432 or book an event today.