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Taking the Less Expensive Route to a Theme Children’s Party

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One of the things that children love to do is to play make-believe games. They just love the idea of pretending to be something or someone else even for just a few minutes. When they are in this mood, they can quickly transform their surroundings into something totally different, every detail simply derived from their imagination or based on what they gather from the books they read or movies they see.  For such kids, a party where they are able to do it complete with head-to-toe costumes and Partiesonline pirate party supplies is definitely one affair they will not want to miss.

Some parents have this assumption that grand parties like this will require a lot of money, and so they automatically just set the thought aside and opt for a simpler party with much less fanfare instead. But, if your child is requesting a grand, all-out Disney-style theme for the next birthday, you may have to open yourself to that option again. With money being a limiting factor, you will have to spend some time looking for ways to achieve something grand for less so that you and your child will have a win-win situation: your child will get the party asked for, and your tight budget will remain intact.

It is through the reliable method of recycling that you get to save some money. For sure, you’ve had some parties before for which you bought a lot of supplies. Leftover and unused supplies can be made to good use for this coming party.  What’s great about children’s parties is that the invited guests are quite flexible and accepting; even if you don’t stick to the party theme in all aspects of the party, they won’t really mind.

There are also things around the house that are not necessarily party supplies per se but can still be used as party paraphernalia. With a bit of imagination and much creativity, your ordinary house items can be converted just for a day into something totally magical. Instead of buying Tinkerbell party supplies partiesonline, why not look at your kids’ arts and crafts supplies to see if there’s anything that you can use to produce the same kind of result? As for party decorations, a cheaper option is to paint, draw, or create your own posters with your child—not only does this improve on the creative skills of parent and child, it is also an opportunity for you and to bond and be closer to your child.

If you have no time to look around for old things to reuse or convert, shops are still an option. There will be some days in a year when shops lower their prices for sales, so make sure to watch out for such days. The good thing about party decorations is that even if the party is still months away when the sale dates happen, you can still make some purchases and then just keep them in storage.

Of course, you can enhance your meager decorations with games, singing, dancing, and other activities that kids would truly love. You can also make a theme-related food menu where sandwiches and other food items can be fashioned into different fun shapes so that eating, too, can be fun. Since these are tasks that you were going to do anyway, it won’t take too much to incorporate the party theme into your song and dance. Take the time to research about all these creative ideas, most of which can be found in many online sites.

So, with just a little bit more effort on your part, you, too, can produce something big even if you don’t have much to spend.  With love, the best will simply manifest.


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Bio: Richard Curtain used to work for a caterer and party planner in Melbourne. With his exposure to party preparations and scouting for supplies online and offline, he developed the knack for being a party thrower himself. He now works as a freelance writer and blogger for

  • Posted On July 29, 2012
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