The days of cake and ice cream along with a simple birthday candle are long gone. Nowadays, parents go all out spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars for their kids birthday party.
We have good news for you! With a little planning and attention to what really makes a party pop, you can throw a fabulous fun filled kids birthday party.
Start planning months in advance so you have time to brainstorm for cool cheap birthday party ideas. Waiting to the last minute will not only take the fun out of this birthday party but can in most cases cost you more. How? Well lets say you are looking for kids birthday party entertainment two weeks before your event. You quickly discover many DJ companies don't offer that type of service and the ones that do are either completely booked or charging an arm and a leg because you are in desperate need of making your kids birthday party a big success. You see where I am going?
Best time to throw the party?
Choosing to throw your kids birthday party between the hours of 2pm and 5pm can save you dearly. Why? Because your guests won't be expecting lunch or dinner which means you can simply serve light snacks and drinks. Food costs allot these days especially when you start trying to feed 50 to 100 people. You do the math!
Control your guest list!
Keeping your kids birthday party guest list to a reasonable number, perhaps only close friends and relatives, can save you tremendously on birthday party cost. Just think less food, less drinks, let party favors, less deserts, smaller cake, less on tables and chairs, less on room capacity, less on birthday party decorations, less dinnerware. It all adds up very quickly!
Throwing your kids birthday party at home can save you dearly! No rules and regulations on who can and can't cater, minimum headcounts, security, parking, and no clean up fees or lost deposits because a guests decided to make a swing out of the custom blinds, ouch!
Bake your own cake? Not much of the baking type? I bet you know someone who is and who loves to share their tasty treats and would be honored to show their birthday cake baking talents!
Don't spend hundreds of dollars on everything from pony rides to bounce houses. Yeah having a few options is great but keep in mind you want get the the most bang for your buck. How many times do you think a kid will ride a pony before being bored our of their minds? Also keep in mind you have a time limit of 2 to 4 hours max. Takeaway 30 minutes for lunch or dinner (another reason to time your kids birthday party just right) and now you have even less time for all those activities. Also, what is a party without "music"?
Find yourself a DJ who specializes in kids birthday party entertainment like Please Mr DJ Entertainment. They are highly energetic kid birthday party professionals with years of experience conducting kids birthday parties of all sizes and for all ages, except those who may still be crawling. They not only bring clean kid friendly music but also fun games and activities for all to enjoy. Yes, that includes the parents, don't be shy! Also, I have never met a kid who doesn't want to say "I will have a DJ at my party, just ask them!" For more information visit www.PleaseMrDj.com.