You do not need to break the bank to shower your little one with affection! Here are four simple tips to keep in mind when throwing a birthday party on a tight budget.
#1: IT PAYS TO PLAN AHEAD
A surefire way to avoid overspending on the essentials is to plan the party in advance. Party essentials include the balloons, loot bags, banners, and tableware. You can reap many benefits from your forethought. Firstly, you can compare prices from different shops. You can have items shipped from overseas too! You do not need to pay extra for express delivery or overspend due to last minute purchases, because time is on your side.
Lastly, having a timeline allows you to watch out for the bargain bins or to buy in bulk at dollar stores. Assemble your own loot bag by purchasing S$2 brown or white paper bags from Daiso and decorating it with colored markers. Put a multitude of sweets and stickers that are also available at Daiso, for the same price.
#2: REVAMP WHAT YOU HAVE
Turn your preloved or underused items into party treasures by using your decorative supplies. Unleash your fondness for glitters and glue to make the invitations. Jazz up the balloons by using metallic markers. Beautify your photo-booth backdrop by displaying a scarf.
When you are done with your DIY projects, stick to the affordable basics for everything else.
#3: LOCATION IS THE KEY
Without a shadow of doubt, one of your biggest expenses is the party’s venue. Save money by hosting an intimate party at your flat. If your home does not have enough space, parties can be hosted at the local park or playground.
Consider having it at the Tiong Bahru Adventure Playground. Tiong Bahru Adventure Playground’s center has a train-themed structure that is perfect for your boy’s Thomas the Tank party. Children will surely love its little maze and merry-go-round.
#4: SAVE ON THE CAKE
The cherry on top of any birthday party is the cake. There are two ways to save on the center of attraction. You can either purchase a box of cupcakes (i.e., half a dozen can be layered up to form a pyramid) or bake your own. Make an easy sponge cake by following the instructions found here.