1. START WITH THE INVITES
If your budget does not allow you to invite your child’s entire class, then you do not have to. Instead, you can opt for the “age plus one rule”. For instance, if you are planning to throw a party for your 5-year-old, then invite 6 guests. Keep the numbers down by making it clear that the guests’ siblings are not invited.
Aside from that, you can forgo printing services by sending out electronic invitations through Facebook or Email. This works just as fine!
2. SAVE ON THE VENUE
If your home does not have enough space, parties can be hosted at the local park or playground.
For a playground venue that kids will surely love, go to 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. There is also a little maze and a merry-go-round.
For a park venue, consider having it at East Coast Park as its wide open spaces is suitable for energetic party games and active guests. While parks are generally free, if you are planning an organized party, some parks do require permission to be given ahead of time.
3. D-I-Y YOUR PARTY BAGS
A children’s party will not be complete without the party goodie or loot bag. 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.
4. TRY THESE PARTY THEMES
There are two exciting yet affordable party themes that you must try, namely: Circle Party and Indoor Games Party. The circle party is ideal for children aged 2-4. You start by decorating the place with all things circle such as balls, balloons, polka dots, and candies. Then, keep the activities simple such as running while forming a circle.
For children beyond age 5, you can entertain them with a party that is filled with board games, cards, and puzzles.
If you need to purchase a board game, you may check out Toys “R” Us. Toys “R” Us provides huge selection of toys and infant products that are priced to give you value for you money. Round up the guests and play the Disney Assorted Inlay Wood Puzzles (S$9.95), UNO® Disney Frozen Cards (S$11.90), or the Pavilion Giant Snakes & Ladders (S$19.95)!