7 Tips to Set a Kid’s Party Budget…

kid's party budget

7 Steps to Set a Kid’s Party Budget…

Kid’s parties don’t have to be hugely expensive to be a wonderful celebration! Make it your aim to have the birthday child feel really special and celebrated on their big day. It doesn’t necessarily cost a lot of money to achieve that goal. Read on for 7 tips to setting your kid’s party budget.

1. Prioritise

Work out the must haves at the party. What do you and your child really need and want at the party. Write down a short list of these priorities. Also have a think about what you will happily compromise on. Just remember that nothing is really needed to throw a fabulous birthday party. Singing happy birthday and blowing out candles are tradition. But having a big bowl of jelly with candles stuck in there, instead of a cake is totally ok! The world is your oyster so feel free to make the party uniquely yours.


2. So…how much?

How much is that list of must haves going to cost you? Do research, get some quotes and determine how much it will all cost. Change your priorities list as much as needed once you determine if it is truly practical for your budget.


3. When to buy

Many parents purchase presents, decorations and the contents of party bags (among other items) over a long period of time to space out the costs. This can work really well for some, but may make you more likely to spend more in the long run. It’s often harder to keep track of your spending if you’ve spaced it out over such a long period. We say, set your budget in advance, then start spending.


4. Keep track of what you’ve spent!

Have a place to pile all of your receipts or better yet, make a spreadsheet! Gosh I love spreadsheets! This lays out in plain sight, exactly how much you plan to spend (your budget) then you can compare and update it as you start purchasing and booking in things.


5. Keep it small

Seriously consider keeping the guest list small! The size of your guest list will greatly impact your budget, so be willing to be flexible with this. If having all your child’s friends and family is one of those high priority things for you, consider spending less elsewhere to accommodate this. Maybe don’t provide a luxe party bag for your 30 guests… or have the party at morning tea so you don’t need to provide a filling lunch meal.


6. Round up the troops

Ask friends and family for help…is your mum an awesome baker who could whip up a cake for free or in exchange for your love and a couple bottles of wine? DIY often helps to save money so enlist family to help you out!


7. Ditch the venue

Have the party at home! Save on venue costs and maximise your budget on things that will make your party memorable or easier! Hire an entertainer or a great activity that will keep your guests occupied and having a great time.


Just remember to keep the budget in mind throughout all of your purchases and at the end of the day spending money on things that will be memorable and occupy your guests attention are always a good idea.



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Cheerleading Kids Parties: How To

Cheerleading Kids Parties: How To

Cheerleading Kids Parties

Why a cheerleading party?

Cheerleading kids parties are the bomb-diggity. They are full of energy and happy and bubbly moments. Children love shaking pom poms, wearing big bows in their hair and dancing and partying with their friends. Cheerleading parties get your guests moving and grooving and create a beautiful party atmosphere. If the aim for your party is to put a smile on the birthday child’s face and create a room full of happy kids, cheerleading parties are the way to go. Duh! CHEER-leader, the name says it all!


Where to start

First things first, choose a date and time. Morning tea and afternoon tea are fantastic times to throw your child’s party. This means your guests will be expecting just a snack and not a full meal during your party. There will be less food to prepare and easy snack options that you can make or supply. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning are really popular and great times for a kid’s party. Pick a date that works for your schedule and will allow enough time for your guests to lock the date in before any other events pop up for them – 4-6 weeks.

Next, figure out the guestlist. This will help you to determine your budget and the space required. Obviously, the more guests you have, the more expensive you can expect the party to be. Let your child know in advance how many guests they can invite, this will help to keep the guestlist from bloating!

My favourite part is choosing the menu. Pick some foods that are on theme – Pinterest is literally bursting with gameday/sporting/cheerleading themed foods and birthday cakes. Try keywords: “Cheerleading party food”. It can be time consuming making lots of different cheer themed foods… Sometimes, an easier way to get your food looking on theme is to pick a colour scheme and make/buy food that fits into the look you are going for.


Cheerleading kid’s parties NEED…

Amazing entertainment!! It totally makes sense – there couldn’t be a higher energy and fun theme to organise entertainment for.

Consider organising your own Cheerleading entertainment with fun games that include pin the pom pom on the cheerleader or the kids could craft their own original hair bows. Whatever you do, make it exciting and interactive.

Not too keen on running your own party entertainment? Want a real cheerleader to come to your kid’s party? Invite Charlee Cheerleader! Charlee will captivate and excite your guests with her cheer routines, party games and prizes. Plus, she will bring along a pair of pom poms for every guest to dance with. Go check out how Charlee Cheerleader can elevate your party to “best party ever” status.


Special Touches…

Here are some ways you can spoil your guests and make your party truly memorable. When guests arrive allow them to pick a pair of their own pom poms or a hair bow that they can keep. Come up with a cheerleading chant that the kids can perform together.

Cheerleading kids parties are a great way to get your guests excited and make for a bubbly celebration. Kid’s love shaking pom poms, dancing and cheering. And really, what more could you hope for at a party, then happy, smiling faces and immense fun for all.

Go here, to enquire about our Cheerleading kids parties with Charlee Cheerleader.

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