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I'm currently planning my sons 2nd birthday, we are going for a toy story theme and are thinking of having it at home as we have the space. My question is, are there any tips for saving money when planning a party, decorating, invites etc. I know that having the party at home gets rid of venue costs, but what else can I do?

Anna427
a month ago
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lynneh
lynneha month ago

Hey have you looked on eBay for the decorations ? Just had a look there and

Was a good selection! Have fun!

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26a month ago

You can print your own invites on a computer and also print out bunting too. Just search for toy story images and copy & paste. I'd reccomend looking on pinterest as there are so many ideas

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

My son is 2 and a half and never had a birthday party!

If you are just inviting family and friends then just email or message or phone them with a date and time, save on the cost of invitations and stamps. You can make your own decorations, look on fb marketplace for decorations or balloons, people are always giving them away for free or really cheap. Only decorate one room and don't go overboard. If doing toy story then you can use the colours from the logo for decorations as well to keep costs down. Look on eBay too as they normally have cheap decorations. People don't tend to notice decorations tbh. Last kids birthday I went to was frozen themed but I couldn't even tell you what decorations they had! People are more interested in seeing your son and him enjoying himself than what bunting or balloons you have!

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

Years ago I did themed parties for my children and basically made everything myself from decorations to the cake. A two year will not care about cost or quality. But you will feel proud that you did it yourself.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston327a month ago

suggest u can make some decorations also if u can bake or u know someone who can they could cook food for party

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

I've always made my own cakes if the child helps decorate it people think it's cute and dont care if its messy ๐Ÿคญ same goes for decorations

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Bossclaz
Bossclaza month ago

Do what my mum and dad did and not bother heartless old goats ha

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lynneh
lynneha month ago
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juliepixiel
juliepixiela month ago

aw thats sad. treat yourself to a party of your own.x

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juliepixiel
juliepixiela month ago

hi on amazon they got a party set for 15 quid contains a 2 piece banner, 18 balloons all with buzz and friends, cake topper for big cake and cake toppers for fairy cakes these you can get at asdas ,think 12 for a pound a pack. i think the rest is just sorting out sandwiches and things like sausage rolls are cheap frozen. its just having fun with party games and maybe a sweet bag with a small toy for guests in and some treats. the set is called shaxi 44 piece toy story set. if your a prime member you can get it delivered same day. hope your son has fun.x Image

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Yahya
Yahyaa month ago

Got loads of empty cardboard boxes (Free from local supermarkets), gave them some pens, paper, scissors and other bits to make whatever they wanted.

Half a day later they created some tunnel looking thingy that was colored in expertly and loved it

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Anna427
Anna427
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a month ago

Yahya I love this idea, a big craft session for the kids

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kimcress
kimcressa month ago

My son stopped parties when he was 7. We moved around quite a lot until came back to England in 2016.

His birthday is in January and not a lot of places were open to hold parties when we lived abroad. His last party was aged 11, it was lasertag in the snow.

He is 16 now, no party this year to celebrate, look forward to planning his 18th with our family and his friends.

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lornaae
lornaaea month ago

Try and make the decorations yourself, you could use paper/cardboard or fabric, save money and be more environmentally friendly๐Ÿ™‚

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpina month ago

Ebay is cheap and chearful for decorations. Also poundshops arent bad either it just depends if your doing a colour scheme and why they've got in store.

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