Making your little one's special day truly amazing is often a high priority for mums. However, adding the time, effort and cost of a special birthday celebration together can often make them seem out of reach. Luckily, there are some easy ways to have a great time without it being too much of a hassle to organise. Read on to find out what they are.
Keeping the effort to a minimum
First of all, if you think that kid's birthday celebrations have to be all running around serving jelly and ice cream, and playing pass the parcel in your own home, then you're wrong. In fact, these days many busy parents are opting to celebrate their kid’s birthdays in a different way. One such way is to host a party at an outside venue like a restaurant or play centre. The benefits of doing it this way are that you will usually have someone that coordinates the party for you on the day. Meaning you have much less to organise and worry about. Also, entertainment is included as part of the day, so you don't have to come up with novel party games and provide all of the supplies to make these work. Meaning there is way less effort to put in than if you are running a traditional party at home. Although doing thing this way can be expensive.
However, if you decide that effort trumps cost you can usually find the funds for such a celebration by either cutting back on the household budget or getting a loan. Luckily there are plenty of unsecured loans for people with poor credit out there. So no matter what your financial situation it should always be possible to give your kids the special day that they deserve.
Also, some other parents eschew the idea of a party altogether because of the hassle it can cause to organise and instead go for a treat day out at somewhere like a theme park instead. Either just as a family or inviting one or two of the child's best friends.
These treat days can work well for a birthday celebration as there are no worries about food, games or party bags. Also, the kids get to do something a bit more special like visiting a theme park to make some great memories.
Keeping the cost low
A major hassle with kids birthday parties is often the cost of these things. Even small get together with a little bit of food, a cake, gifts, party bags, games and a few decorations can actually end up costing quite a bit, when you add it all up. To combat this one way to keep the cost as low as possible is to put the work in and make things yourself. This can include the food, the cake, and the decorations, leaving you with just the gifts to pay full price for.
Of course, this does mean that you have to put in more effort. So you have to balance which of the two factors will cause you more hassle spending your time or your money.