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!


Tori said...

What great ideas. It looks like everything was so together. The perfect party. That's one lucky young man.

ancient one said...

Such a cute idea and every thing went with the theme... whoever saw a "saw" cake? LOL I love the last picture with him working with the weed eater... what fun!!

Pen Pen said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I loved the pic. of him checking out his presents when they were still wrapped. Cute decorations... looks like a great party.

Mary Ann said...

Great party!Love the tool theme. That weed whacker is so cute! The birthday boy is too.:-)

C. C. said...

Hi Debbie!

I LOVE the birthday party! Wonderful ideas! Those parties can get so expensive! It makes it more special when someone puts all the thought and love into like your daughter did, in my opinion. Anyone can go out and buy a bunch of party stuff and a cake at Wal-mart, but this was a one-of-a-kind party - fabulous!

C. C.

Anonymous said...

Debbie, We are finally stopped long enough for me to leisurely go online and read your blog(s). I was way behind! The birthday party ideas and accomplishments were wonderful.

We are having a wonderful trip. Hope to see you two in the Fall.


Heather said...

love the cake! love the decorations. love the weedwacker present, lol! very cute!!

Anonymous said...

Very creative!


Alexandra said...

I love those decorations and cake! I'm afraid I'm wimping out this year and taking my soon to be four year old to Chuckie Cheese. She'll love it though. It is her favorite place.

Fruit of her hands said...

Debbie~ Hey my grandson's name is Dylan too!! What great ideas..we are in the midst of planning my granddaughter's birthday (October) she will be 3 and wants a princess party, she loves Snow White..guess I will have to get creative!!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday, Dylan! She did a terrific job.

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