Monday, October 5, 2009

Birthday Party on a DIME

My oldest daughter will be turning 9 in just a few weeks and I LOVE TO THROW BIRTHDAY PARTIES!! This is one of those things that to me makes being a mom so great. Nothing makes me happier than to make my girls feel special on their birthday. But, I get even a bigger kick out of throwing them a party on a shoe string budget and making it GREAT!!!
So, this year I thought I would share with all of you and take you along for the planning stages and share with you the invitations and party foods and all of the special tricks that just really make everything so special...FOR LITTLE TO NO MONEY!
Now, I cannot promise you that I will spend NO money, but, I believe that anyone can throw an awesome party right in their own backyard, on whatever day they like, at whatever time they want, for as long as they want, inviting as many people as they want, with their own rules, and spend LESS money than if you were to have it somewhere and follow their rules.
So each year I challenge myself to spend less money than the year before but throw a better party. I work hard to find the best prices, the most creative games and attractions, and ALWAYS enjoy making the invitations with the birthday girl! That is probably the best part because it is so fun and it is so cheap...more on that later!!
To me the MOST important part of a birthday party is A UNIQUE THEME. So, without further delay I can't wait to tell you that this year our theme is "A Magical Birthday" and I am so excited about it. Choosing the theme is one of my favorite parts of party planning. I put alot of time and love into planning a party that the birthday girl will LOVE. We had a "Dora the Explorer Treasure Hunt" one year where we had backpacks and made maps and took a journey where we had 3 stops and had to yell "Swiper No Swiping" and finally made it to the treasure! We had a Webkinz birthday party last year with a "wheel of wow" and a "wishing well" and games from Webkinz World where the kids earned Kinzcash that they could spend in the W Store at the end of the party! That was one of my favorites and by far one of the least expensive!! This year I am very excited about having a magical birthday and want to make sure it is just that for my darling daughter...MAGICAL!!
I hope that you will enjoy this journey with me and I hope that you will get excited about planning your next party. Next time I will show you our invitations that cost me $4.00 for 35 because we make them ourselves with stuff we already have.
I look forward to sharing with you my money savers and great finds along the way and cannot wait to post pics of the big event!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I just got your Meebo message! We will totally stay in touch - and hopefully meet face to face...Relevant Christian Blogger's Conference, Oct 2010!!!! :)


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