Birthday ideas for a 5 year old boy
Monica - posted on 07/15/2012
I use this site for planning my birthday parties. Everything is discounted so the total cost ends being pretty minimal. They have a contest for some Avengers party supplies that you can win. Usually my kids pick a theme for their birthday party, then I try to buy as many decorations and favors as my budget will allow. Of course if you win, it's all free.
Michelle - posted on 07/08/2012
Check out the cheap discount stores for paper plates and napkins in a theme that he likes. A simple sponge cake can be decorated to make it look great. You can even get a cheap packet of ballons and he'll love it.
As for food you don't need to go overboard. Some sausage rolls and cocktail franks (little red sausages) are great finger food, some fairy bread (slices of bread with margerine/butter and then sprinkles) is always a hit and then a couple of packets of chips/crisps and maybe some lollies/candy. A dip with vege's or biscuits is great for both aduts and kids and also offers a healthier option. Even mini quiches are great. Use a muffin try and you can either buy the ready made shortcrust pastry or use slices of bread with the crust cut off. Use about 12 eggs for 12 quiches and add ham or bacon (diced) and some herbs with a bit of milk. Press the pastry or bread into the muffin tin and then fill with the mixture. Cook until set (usually about 15-20 mins on a medium oven). You can add grated cheese on top before cooking as well.
My favourite dip is a tub of sour cream with a packet of french onion soup mixed through. It's a lot cheaper than buying the premade dips.
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