Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Some Frugal Birthday Party Ideas
It seems like only yesterday when I was planning birthday parties for my children. I can't believe my daughter is now planning birthday parties for her own child! Trust me, she's way better at it than I ever was. Here are just a few of the ideas she came up with for my grandson's 2nd birthday party this past weekend. He turned two and is crazy about anything to do with tools.
1. The first thing she did that saved money was to use "Evite" for the invitations. No postage or purchasing invitations. Evite keeps up with who has been invited, who has responded, who has read the invitations, you name it. It even reminds everyone about the party the day before. The Evite invitations she used were construction/tool related too.
2. She made her own decorations. They looked like store bought to me. This wall banner was made using a real tape measure and letters that she cut out herself. Isn't that cute?
This was on the front door:
3. She and a friend made the cake. A cake in the shape of a saw, no less! I think it turned out great!
4. The only real expense she had was the food, plates, napkins, etc., which she bought at BJs, a warehouse club.
The favorite toy of the day, a toy weed wacker!
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