These days, a meaningful yet frugal birthday party is hard to come by. When you consider that the event planning industry rakes in over $500 billion dollars per annum (Source: International Events Specialists Society, ises.com), you can imagine how much families spend each year on extravagant, professionally-planned parties.
Instead of opting for the usual venue-based, catered, event planner-conceptualized party, bring back the classic tradition of having a birthday party at home. Here are some aids to help you make this home-made day a truly special (and seamless) one!
Step 1. Start planning early. If you want to have a frugal yet awesome birthday party at home for your kid, plan early. Learn about what he or she wants for a party. When you start early, you’ll have time to change, modify or work with your child to execute or even change some expectations, which will save you unnecessary expenses. It also helps to visit some Internet sites for some birthday party inspiration and ideas. Good sources are: