Given the recent dismal economy, we have been invited to some really innovative kid’s birthday parties. Never mind those inflatable bouncy parks, spa days or teddy bear stuffing places, some of the parties that we have been invited to are truly old school and still so much fun! Here are some outstanding birthday party ideas on a budget:
A Board Game Party
Hosting a good old fashioned board game party can be a real blast! Invite your guests to play classic games like Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Perfection, UNO, Operation, Cootie, Life, Sorry, Checkers and more. Set up a Twister game and Bozo buckets. You can also play Duck Duck Goose, Hot Potato, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Simon Says and Musical Chairs. Your guests will have fun and since you may already have most of these games on hand, your wallet will be happy! If you are short on board games, visit your local Target or Wal-Mart for some great deals. Consider giving decks of playing cards for gift bags or mini versions of your favorite games.
Decorate your Own Pizza Party
Purchase refrigerated pizza dough and divide it according to the number of guests at your party. Give each one of your guests some dough and pass around a rolling pin. Have your guests roll their dough into a small pizza. Display an assortment of toppings like: sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, peppers and more. Encourage your guests to make fun patterns with their ingredients like flowers, smiley faces and their initials. Cook the pizzas according to the instructions on the dough package and serve them for lunch. Then dish up a large chocolate chip cookie pizza for dessert!
Decorate your Own Cupcake Party
Cupcakes are the latest craze in sweets, so why not host a cupcake decorating kid’s birthday party? Prepare a few dozen cupcakes before your party. Then invite your guests to decorate a cupcake or two using frosting, icing, M&Ms, chocolate chip, gum drops, marshmallows, morsels and colored sprinkles. Then serve the cupcakes for dessert! For gift bags you can purchase bake ware like mini rolling pins, spatulas, oven mitts and spoons from a dollar store. You can do the same for the pizza party!
These easy kid’s birthday party ideas are real winners. And if you are super creative, why not incorporate your invitations into your theme. You may even be able to find pizza or cupcake invitations at your local party store. And for a board game birthday party, consider downloading a picture of a particular game, like Twister, to use on your invitations!