Yes! It is possible to create a beautiful, ‘Instagram-worthy’ kids birthday party without it costing the earth. In fact, mums and dads can rejoice - their child’s party can be a fun (for kids and adults), creative and memorable event, for less than $100.
Here are a few tips to help you when it comes time to party planning:
Before you even start planning, speak with your kid about what kind of party he or she wants? Is it going to be a Jurassic Park or Unicorn theme? Or how about going with a favourite colour scheme instead? Rose gold is on trend and always a hot favourite for older girls. A good place to get inspiration is the BIG W Party Store, where they have everything from costumes to helium balloons at super reasonable prices.
2. Be organised
Create a timeline which details when tasks – big or small – need to be completed. Include everything from who is being invited (we suggest inviting everyone from the same class so no one is left out), the date invites are sent, when you will need to order things like food or balloons being mindful of delivery times, plan the menu and ensure you are aware of everyone’s allergies. Think about cleaning the house two days before and if it is an outdoor party do the same in the garden.
For the uber organised, create a checklist of everything that needs to be ordered and purchased. This will ensure you are not only organised, but on budget. Retailers like BIG W are the places to head to for parties.
For a unicorn theme here are some of our suggestions for your checklist.
- Round pink table cover, pink
- Magical unicorn plates
- Magical unicorn napkins
- Magical unicorn birthday cake candle
- Magical unicorn party hats
- Magical unicorn pinata
- Magical unicorn party bags
- Unicorn helium balloons
Just add food and drinks, and you've got a party to remember!