not to pricey party for my 10 year old boy

Kamaljeet - posted on 05/31/2014 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi. My boy will be turning 10 on the 4th of July and at the same time my husband and I are going through some financial difficulties. So could anyone suggest an affordable party for my boy. A party of 5.

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A - posted on 06/03/2014

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He may be to old for this but my son's friend had a faux sleep over party. It was in the evening and everyone wore pajamas and we did sleep over activities including a bed time story (stories)

Kamaljeet - posted on 06/01/2014

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Well Gena, I guess I can have a sleep over. I know the kids will love it. Thanks.

Gena - posted on 06/01/2014

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You could do a sleep over party with a movie and pizza,you can make your own pizza dough and get some toppings,it isnt too expensive.We never had give away bags.My mom would buy a bag of sweets or a small cheap toy,like a yoyo or so.You can wrap it up acouple of times,let the kids sit in a circle and put on a cd with music.While the music is on the kids must pass the packet around,when the music stops(you press pause) the child who has the packet can unwrap one layer..it goes on and the kid who unwraps the last layer may keep the sweets or little toy.Another game we played was musical chairs or pin the donkey..but always with small goodies,nothing big but the kids love it. Make your own cake,you can find recipes on the internet with ingridients that doesnt cost to much. If you dont want a sleep over party u could just have a movie party,popcorn and cake.

Ev - posted on 06/01/2014

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My mother used to do birthday parties for me and my sister whose birthdays were bascially a month and two days apart. They invited all the kids of relatives and some friends to join us. My mom made the cake and got ice cream. It was nothing fancy. We unwrapped the presents, played with our friends and cousins, and then had cake and ice cream. My mom found some cheap goodies for goodie bags to send home. There was no theme. You could do something similar and let the kids just have a play day too.

Shay - posted on 05/31/2014

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I agree with Wynter. Look for Redbox in your area for rentals for around $1.30 each and sometimes they offer a second movie for only $.50 more.

Check Dollar Tree, Deals or other dollar stores for craft items. They even have popcorn buckets that look like you are in the movies.

Also, you can do outdoor things if you don't have a yard, maybe a nearby park? Scavenger hunt (also using dollar store items) create a theme and winner gets a goody bag that you make up for $3-5 from dollar store items. Goodwill is a great find for games!!

If he is into sports - Jr. Olympics (sack race with pillowcases from home), jump rope, Frisbee, $ store also.

Pizza party - make your own using Italian Bread, cheese and spaghetti sauce. Inexpensive, something to keep them occupied and tasty. 1 loaf can feed around 6 kids.

Hope this helps - Have fun!

Kamaljeet - posted on 05/31/2014

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Thanks for your wonderful ideas Wynter. I never thought of a craft party. I m definitely trying it . And the face painting, I know they will be loving it. Thanks.

Wynter I - posted on 05/31/2014

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Buy some arts and crafts supplies and invite friends over to throw and arts & crafts party. For food you can have store bought ice cream and a pizza. Or you could do your own face painting. You could rent a movie and microwave popcorn and pizza and have ice cream or cookies. If you’d like some movie ideas here are a few not too girlish ones.
-Croods
-Cheaper By The Dozen 2
-Despicable Me
-Escape From Planet Earth
-Ice Age 4
-Mr Peabody And Sherman
-Up
-Elf (A Little Christmas Themed Not Best For July)

Sources: Australian Council on Children and the Media

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