Host At Home Birthday Parties – my Frugal Friday Tip #11! Do you know how much money you can save by hosting your child’s birthday party at home instead of at a fancy play area? I know what you are thinking, “But Katrina…all those kids…in my house?!” Yes! All those kids in your house! Yes, you can do it and I’m going to give you some good tips and ideas on how you can host at home birthday parties for your kids that will save you TONS of money!
The Key To A Great Party
The key to hosting at home birthday parties and saving you a load of money is planning. Wait, what? That’s it? Yep. That’s it. Planning! It’s that simple. You need a good plan that keeps kids busy from the time they walk in the door until the time they leave. The planning can be easy, when you have a good tool to use – like my Kids Birthday Party Planning Kit!
You might have the minor incident of a child whooping with excitement over the cake or presents, but if you plan it just right, you should be able to keep the kid engaged for the entire party, leaving them no time to go crazy and make a huge mess!
Kids Birthday Party Planning Kit
In order to keep control over your birthday party I’ve created a Kids Birthday Party Planning Kit which includes 3 simple planning sheets to help you get all your ideas in one place. This tool will also allow you to plan every minute of your party, which will keep the kids under control too!
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Parents Pay How Much For Birthday Parties?!
According to MarketWatch.com – 26% of parents are spending more than $500 for their child’s birthday party – with the average being $300-400 for a party with 10 guests. Woah! That’s a lot of money! Hear me mom, you CAN do a party for ¼ of that price, and one big way to save money is, to host at home birthday parties for your kids!
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Allow me to let you in on a big secret – I’m a total control freak. Yep, I said it. It’s so true! Are you a control freak too? Let’s unite and stand together! The thought of having a ton of kids running through my house, with frosting all over their fingers, and tons of sugar coursing through their veins, screaming and giggling at the top of their lungs, sounds like my worst nightmare! You too?! Oh good, I’m glad I’m not alone in this one.
I get it. I really do. The thought of having a group of young children all hyped up on sugar running through your house and making a mess is not what any mom really wants.
Minute-by-minute planning is the way to host an at home birthday party for your child with a whole bunch of kids so they are not running through your house like a pack of wild animals. I promise! Plus, planning your party minute-by-minute is super simple and will remove so much stress from your brain!Minute-by-minute planning is key to having a frugal birthday party! Get your Kids Birthday Planning Kit – free now! Click To Tweet
Sample Party Agenda
Let me give you a quick example of what I mean by minute-by-minute planning. Below is a sample agenda of an Outdoor Adventure Party I hosted for my son. A sample fill-in Birthday Party Agenda is included in my Kids Birthday Party Planning Kit. Get your free Kids Birthday Party Planning Kit now!
2:00-2:10pm: Arrival: Hand out coloring sheets of maps and compasses for kids to do while you wait for everyone to arrive.
2:10-2:45pm: Scavenger Hunt: Divide into 2 teams, hand out scavenger hunt list and set them off!
2:45-2:55pm: Pinata: Hang from a tree in front yard
2:55-3:30pm: Carnival Games: Play all other carnival games – Tree Toss, S’mores Stack, Rabbit Hole, Mud Puddle, etc.
3:30-3:45pm: Open Presents
3:45-4:00pm: Eat Cake!
4:00pm: Parents arrive to pick up kiddos! You did it!
Keep Kids Busy For Every Minute Of The Party
While planning the party down to the minute is super helpful, making sure you have enough activities to do is also very important. Have activities to do that keep the kids busy and engaged, the whole time.
In fact, it doesn’t hurt to have an extra activity to do just in case you find yourself with extra time at the end – you know, after they have had cake and are getting very hyped up! If are able, plan your final activity to be outside, so they can go wild! If you plan every minute of your party, and lead them through the party like a party host, I promise there will be no time for them to run off like a pack of wolves!
Get your copy of my Kids Birthday Party Planning Kit to help you plan your party and you will be set! Plus, you will be saving so much money too! Sign up below to get your Birthday Party Planning Kit Right free right now! Then, come back and tell me what you think of it! I’d love to know if it helped you or not.
More Ideas for Frugal Birthday Parties
Hosting at home birthday parties doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these posts for even more frugal ideas for kids birthday parties:
- One & Only Theme That Fits Any Kids Birthday Party – how to come up with awesome games to play at ANY birthday party!
- Best Boy Birthday Party Themes – awesome theme ideas for boy at home birthday parties!
- How To Throw Two Birthday Parties On The Same Day – ideas for how you can host two parties on the same day to not only save time, but also a lot of money!
You got this momma!