son's bday party he's two!

Kirsten - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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HI I was loking for some help as to what I should do for my son's 2nd brithday. We orginally planned for a Chuck E Cheese Party but we have about 40-50 guests and only about 20 of them are children. Most of the kids are about 2 years old, some are about 16 and some are about 8 years old. we thought this would be a good idea to keep all the kids entertained. But it would cost us about $500 for the party it's self that includes food/beverage and place. Still need cake and goody bags and gifts. My home is under remodel and too small for kids right now. My kids are confined to there room and our living room but not ebough for 40 peopl to be in. I was looking at a hall to rent and thought maybe I could rent a hall which includes tables and chairs for about $70/per an hour it would be no longer than 3 hours prefer 2 hours long but I'm sure I would to rent it for 3 hours with clean up and set up time. It is next month on 1/24/2010. It should be about 11am or noon when it starts. I would get a cake, but how much decor do I really need and what should I do for the kids? Just bring some toys from home and maybe crayons and coloring books and playdoh and such? I thought about renting a ball pit- moon bounce is too much risk wiht the kids being invited(most are ADHD). And food I was going to do soda and juice then pizza and chips but can anyone help me with another "menu plan" or should this be fine. I'm not trying to spen the day prior cooking or the day of cooking. I want something smooth and easy but I don't know what to do...please help I want to keep my budget under $500 I think that is way too much to spend on a kids 2nd party.

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Hdlb123 - posted on 12/21/2009

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I like the hall idea. I dont know how much you need for decor, mabye lots of balloons for the kids to chase around and play with? Toys, playdoh, coloring, bubbles are always fun. Or plan some group games that you can play with the kids? That way they have something structured to do for a little bit.

As for food, you might want to throw something healthy in there with the pizzas/chips. Maybe a fruit tray or veggies and dip? You dont even have to make them, they sell them at every grocery store.

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