Are you shocked at the high cost of throwing a birthday party? Consider having birthday parties at home.
When my girls began being invited to birthday parties, one thing that struck me was that the parties NEVER seemed to be at home. They were at Chuck E Cheese, Michael’s Crafts, the roller dome, putt-putt golf, you name it – anywhere but home.
I checked in to parties at some of these locales. Their main similarity was expense. I thought, do I really need to spend a couple hundred dollars for an “event” party that will be over within a couple of hours? So, I decided to try parties at home.
I start with a theme, basically whatever my child is interested in at the time. One party that was a lot of fun was a Fairy Garden. This party required nothing that you can’t find either in your house already or at garage sales or a dollar store.
Another popular party was a stuffed animal theme.
The trade-off for doing a party at home is that although you’ll save money, you will probably spend more time. However, if you’re willing and able to do this, I think you’ll be pleased with the result.
I remember at the end of one of our “home parties,” one guest said to me, “I didn’t think this party would be very fun, but IT WAS!”
Feel free to share your best party ideas in the comments. Happy Birthday!!
Making pet blankets at a stuffed animal party.