Rock Star Party – How to host a cheap children’s party
Miss N will be 7 soon (far out – where did THAT time go??) and has requested a Rock star themed party.
She is all into Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Train and Maroon 5 at the moment and loves to spend time at Karaoke and Sing Star, so I thought this was a perfect choice. (It also means we are leaving the world of Princesses behind, and I am sooooo glad about that!!).
She has not had a birthday party since she’s been at school, so this year we are only having a small party with some school friends and keeping it short & sweet (our children’s parties normally end up being adult parties as we never get to see our friends otherwise!).
I’m trying to give her a fantastic party whilst spending as less money as possible. I’ve created a little Party Budget Spreadsheet and am looking at it the same way I would if I was hosting a big event at work.
Here is a few top tips to keep in mind when organising your child’s Bday:
- Decide on a budget and stick to it;
- List out everything you will need, and then try & cut costs/downsize on non-essentials whilst keeping the most money available for the big ticket items and those that will give you more bang for your buck;
- Do as much as you can yourself, whilst outsourcing the fussy things or stuff you know you are not good at;
- Remember not to try & outdo other mums. Your kids will love whatever you do!
- Let your child pick the theme and assist in decision making
We are having 12 party guests, and as you can see, I’ve managed to keep the whole party under $145.00. That’s $12.09/head. Not bad at all I think!! It’s comparable in price to a boring McDonalds party and lot more fun (and healthier!) too.
Watch this space for all the pictures and party deets to come!!