Budget-Friendly Birthday Parties
Want to plan a birthday party, but you are so overwhelmed of how much you could actually be spending if you leave it all to the pros? Well, yes, leaving it to professionals saves you from the stress and sweat you will be needing for the preparation. But, at the same time, it breaks your bank. So, here are a few tips I found very useful, effective, yet friendly to your pocket.
Invitations/Thank You Tags/Favors - Get Creative
You don't have to pay someone to make your invitations. All you need is a little imagination and creativity, and you are all set. Simply Google some invitation samples and try to recreate them, adjusting and altering some parts to suit your taste. Tired of the usual invitation and thank you cards? Why not whip up something more interesting and unusual, like recycling items such as a coffee cup and turning it into an invite which is perfect for a coffee-party themed birthday. There is no limit and no rules.
Food - Be Your Own Chef
If you know how to cook, why not bake and cook the food yourself? If you think you can't do it alone, why not ask a few of your friends you know who has the skills? That way, you save some of your precious money which you can use for more important needs for your party.
Entertainment - Be Your Own Emcee
Nope, no need for a professional event organizer. Google has loads of sources for wonderful party games and entertainment ideas. You can go for the traditional party games, or opt for more unique games you can come up with. You could adapt some games, perhaps, that you see on reality games or game shows.
All it takes is a little imagination, dedication and will to make the party happen. After all, everything is worth it at the end, trust me. Everyone will appreciate your work when they learn you have put all your efforts to make the party possible. You will have even more praises than having a professional event organizer. The best part is, it's easy on the budget.