Planning a party be incredibly stressful, but it can also be very expensive too. On average, a birthday party costs £320 - without the cost of presents.
Keeping costs down whilst providing a superb party can be difficult unless you budget. This will ensure not only is the party affordable, but that you are considering your purchases more carefully, making sure you get everything you need at a reasonable price.
Here are some ideas to help you plan a party on a budget:
Go digital. Not only does it get to the parents much quicker, but it’s free! You can still create funky and exciting designs using free templates online, allowing for expenses to be paid elsewhere.
Planning your party in advance is a great way to keep costs down. Looking at supplies such as cakes and decorations early will allow you to do a price comparison to find the best deal.
Another important factor is to consider the times of your party. To keep costs even lower, consider hosting your party at around 10-12 or 2-5. This will allow for no pressure to provide a meal, snacks can be provided instead. Mini pizzas, biscuits, crisps and small savoury snacks like sausage rolls are cheap and always winners with peckish children.