HOW TO BUDGET YOUR KIDS PARTY
Once you’ve considered birthday party ideas and key elements for your kids party (party themes, party food ideas, party decorations and party supplies), it’s time to work on a budget.
You have learned by now how to choose a birthday party date, how to decide between party themes, and now we are going to look at how to decide on the party budget. It is easy for you to want to skip this step and move right into the other steps, but if you do skip this step, it could cost you far more in the long run. When you take the time to plan your budget, there are several benefits to this.
Benefit #1: You have an idea of what you are looking to spend on each item and the entire party overall.
Benefit #2: If it looks like the party you want will be just too expensive for you to do on your own you can contact your local party planner and get their prices.
Often, the party planner can offer you better rates than if you were to go through the sources on your own, this is because they receive wholesale rates on the products that you would be paying full price for. Since the party planner would take care of all the details including setting up and removal after the party, you would be subject to far less stress.
Setting the Budget
Firstly, you will want to take into account the cost of the entertainment. Who will be entertaining at your party? You will also need to consider the cost of the meal (if you include a meal at the party). You will need to break down how much the meal will cost you and to do this you will need to have at least a general idea of how many guests will be attending the party.
The possible party themes is another thing to consider. Note that some themes are cheaper than others. Once you have decided how much you can spend on the party, you can now start the planning process.
Let’s say for example that you can afford to spend $450 on your party. You now have your budget in mind, so you need to decide how many children will be attending. Let’s say you will have 15 children at the party with maybe a couple more possible. That gives you a total of $30 that you can spend on each guest. This would be a little tight, but it would be possible. As long as you keep in mind that this price includes, the party food budget, the party decorations, the birthday cake, the party favours/lolly bags, the activities, the invitations, and the party entertainment. Keeping Costs Down (included; Party Supplies, Party Decorations and Party Themes)
If you are trying to keep your costs down, some birthday party ideas and suggestions:
* Make your own birthday cake: when deciding to make your child’s birthday cake make sure that you fit it into your busy party planning schedule. You don’t want to find yourself at the last minute scrambling to make the cake.
* Make your own party invitations: You can create your own invitations on the computer. Allow some time for doing this step as well if you are not familiar with the process.
* Purchase your own Party bags / Lolly bags: You can purchase these at discount stores.
*Use a party planner: You might be surprised to find out just how affordable they are and how much they provide with their packages. This could allow you to have more stress free time to do the other things that will make your child’s special day amazing, like shopping for the perfect gift.
Party supplies and Party decorations are easy to find for this birthday party idea. Also remember the more specific the theme the harder it is to find which could mean higher prices.
Keep all of your options open to ensure that your child has the best party that you were able to provide them and you can feel good about a job well done.
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