We love to celebrate birthdays, and there’s nothing happier than a child’s birthday party! But it is easy to lose your mind and break the bank throwing a birthday bash if you aren’t careful.
We are big believers in fun, old-fashioned parties that require a little creativity, not much money, and inspire a ton of fun! We also love a good theme party, and every birthday party we throw ends up with kids in costumes. Who doesn’t love to dress up, right?
As a former teacher I know how to plan in hour-long increments. And I share ideas about pacing and timing for children’s parties so you’ll never end up planning too many activities and not being able to get to them all. Less is more, honestly!
And as someone who planned children’s events for a large non-profit for years, I also have tips for budget-friendly birthday parties for children of all ages. And frankly, there are a lot of Pinterest-musts that can easily be dispensed with to save both time and money. We are minimalists on everything but the fun!
In this Birthday Party Planning Guide you’ll find DIY ideas for:
We do everything on a pretty low budget, and we are environmentally-conscious in what we choose as well. So you’ll get tips for eco-friendly touches that will reduce your party’s environmental impact, too.
Most of our parties are held outside, but these ideas are adaptable. And I encourage you to think beyond your home. Contact your local parks department if your house isn’t a good fit for a party. Many municipalities rent out parks and other facilities at a very reasonable cost.
So let me assure you: you don’t need to spend a fortune or stay up all night to throw a great child’s party. Just keep one important thing in mind: what will they remember? With that at the center, you’ll find everything else falls into place easily.
You’ll also see photos of our Branch Chandelier in some of these posts. Here’s a full tutorial for how to make our favorite light fixture/decorative element in our house!