First and foremost, think about the costs of a birthday cake from a bakery. If you’re on a tight budget, you can save a nice chunk of change by creating the cake yourself. Baking your own cake at home can be done for less than $10 and what’s even cooler is that you can even let your child help make their own birthday cake!
You can also save money on decorations as well as plates, cups, and cutlery. of course, your child probably has their own idea about what their party is going to be like. They might want a Mickey Mouse themed party and when you explain to them that the Mickey decorations cost more than the generic ones. What you can do here is strike a compromise: perhaps you get Mickey plates and then purchase generic streamers, napkins, and so forth. It might not seem like this will save a lot of money but when your party is entertaining twenty or more kids, you’ll be surprised how these little savings can really add up!
You can also save money on wrapping paper. An old trick is to use newspaper instead of wrapping paper. Granted, some parents find this taky and if you are among this group, consider using the pages with comics. Kids actually love this, as it adds color and something unique to the party. Besides...your kids won’t care anyway; all they ever do with wrapping paper is tear into it anyway. You may also want to look around your house for gift bags you have been given in the past and see if you can use those for your kids’ party.
Funtasia also suggests steering away from having parties during meal times if you are trying to save money. Rather than go the route of a full meal, have parties during times when it is okay to serve only snacks like cake and ice cream. If you absolutely can’t get away from a meal-time arty, look around your area for the best deals on pizza. Most pizza places are constantly offering deals on specials, particularly with multiple pizzas.
Clearly, as one of the premiere party places for kids in Brooklyn, Funtasia wants your kids to have a great party without you having to break the bank. Swing by and see what else they can do to help you have an affordable and unforgettable party for your child!