i need some advices for easy birthday parties
I held my son's 1st b-day party at an indoor playground and I'm planning on doing it again this year. We got to chose which party package we wanted (I went with the cheapest and provided my own food and cake). The best part was that the kids could enetertain themselves with the toys that were there and I didn't ahve to do any of the cleanup.
My daughters third birthday was at the local outdoor swimming pool (it was summer). I made a cake, fairy bread and a few plates of fruit and chips. We put up balloons on the sunshades too. It was cheap cos everyone paid for themselves to get into the pool and the kids just loved it can could come and go as they please, with their parent.
April - posted on 10/19/2009
if you go to a garden supply store and get some lady bugs they are very cheap, then go to the doller store/micheals and get some containers with holes. let the lady bugs go in the grass in you yard or at a park the kids will spend hours picking up lady bugs and putting them in their containers. when they are done they can take the containers full of lady bugs home with them. it will keep a large group of todlers busy for a while.
Marcy - posted on 10/19/2009
Balloons and face painting are big hits. We aren't real big on birthday parties...we plan birthday adventures instead. Our son is 3 and my birthday is the day before his (guess who loses out on that one LOL). You can do decorate your own cupcakes (which is really inexpensive but a little messy). it looks like your kiddo is 2 so you can really keep it simple. If there are more adults than kids do a "Wish I was a Kid again" party and make PB&J sandwiches, Homemade Mac and Cheese, hotdogs wrapped in pastry....serve punch etc.
Kelly - posted on 10/19/2009
I just had my daughter's first birthday party at my house on Saturday. I had a total of 60 guests, most of them being kids! I made the event a potluck, and almost everyone brought something! We had tonz of leftovers. I got a jumper with a slide for the back yard, put 3 tables and 18 chairs out back and rented a cotton candy machine from the place that provided the jumper/slide. It went very well, and cost about $300 bucks all together with the jumper/slide, tables, cotton candy machine, cake, decorations, and gift bags for the kids... I love Potlucks! :)
Erin - posted on 10/19/2009
For my 2yo's birthday, I took cupcakes to the playgroup we attend weekly. Then on his birthday weekend (his b-day fell on a Sunday), his paternal grandparents came to visit. On his birthday, we had a big dinner after church. He went down for a nap, we adults rested. After the nap, he opened his presents and we all had cake. I don't plan on doing a large kid-oriented birthday party until he's in Kindergarten. I understand wanting to let them know it's their special day, but why give yourself the headache of having to entertain 10+ toddlers?
Tracy - posted on 10/19/2009
actually this year i was asking myself the same question - i choose to go with mcdonald's - i looked around at the roller rink, bowling alley, chuck e cheese's, and build a bear too- they all have decent party packages. however mcd's was probably the cheapest and came with the most. they provide the food, games, cake, ice cream, and party favor bags - and the best of all is they do the clean up. its for 10 kids(like $65) and each additional kid is, i think, $6.50 more. not a bad deal - and if you have it at a mcd's with a play land - its even better.
Jenn - posted on 10/19/2009
It'll depend on the age. I just threw my 3yr old a party. The balloons were a huge hit, every child got to go home with one, and streamers are cheap and easy to make it festive. I fixed sloppy joes for the adults and mac-n-cheese for the kids since they wouldn't eat the sloppy joes, so the food wasn't too much. Since it was a 3yr old's party, it didn't take much to impress her.
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