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Kids Birthday Party or Things to Do on a Budget

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I have two boys age 9 and 2. The older one have birthday just before Christmas and the younger one just soon after so I am looking for things to do on a budget as this part of the year is always a bit tricky 😊Please share if you have any ideas πŸ™

Marlena
2 months ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

My birthday is in November, so I never had big parties, as money was being spent on Christmas. When I was younger, my mum always had a party at home. I would be allowed a few friends for a sleepover, we would rent a few movies, have snacks and cake. I had these kinds of parties till I was 18 and I loved them!

Are there any free Christmas type events in your area that you could take them too? Or you could get them to create their own decorations or bake cookies/cupcakes? Is there any activity that your boys like doing that you could do on the cheap? Like if your son likes football, then you could take them to the park and have a match (it would be cold, but they wouldn't need to be out for long). I haven't had to plan any kids parties, I am just trying to think of the parties that I had and that my husband had.

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Marlena
Marlena
Original Poster
2 months ago

Thank you very much MrsCraig for taking the time. They are very helpful suggestions. Football match would probably work really well πŸ‘ I bet having a summer baby is so much easier ( I should of think about it before πŸ˜‚)

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Jamala
Jamala2 months ago

The 2yr old won't remember so keep it simple, tea and perhaps make/buy a simple sponge and let him decorate it with butter icing and a couple of packets of his favourite sweets, doesn't matter what it looks like he will love it. Make a fuss about making a wish and blowing out candles after tea. For the older one don't get trapped into the party bag/everyone else does it syndrome. Do simple food boxes.. no waste, a few carrot sticks, flapjack etc. Give yr son choices such as should they have ham or cheese sandwiches, crisps or wotsits etc. Don't do anything Christmassy as its his special day. Call it retro and play simple games, if its dry a simple game of football or a treasure hunt will burn off some energy. Good luck

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Marlena
Marlena
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2 months ago

Thank you Jamala, I love your advice 😊 You totally right that the little one won't remember much but I just wanted him to be exited too. The idea of decorating his own cake is great and I am sure that would do the trick for sure πŸ˜ƒ

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Tasha042
Tasha0422 months ago

The 2year old won't mind what they do, so maybe just have a couple of friends over or go to soft play. The 9year old might prefer cinema, swimming, trampolining or bowling with a couple of friends? πŸ˜€

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Marlena
Marlena
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2 months ago

You probably right Tasha that the younger one will get exited with anything πŸ˜‚Probably cake, pack of balloons and couples of friends will do just fine πŸ€—

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Tasha042
Tasha0422 months ago

Marlena yes absolutely. When my daughter turned 2 we just had family over, she was happy just playing with her cousins to be honest πŸ˜‚ Bubbles, balloons, wrapping paper, music and cake. Sorted 🀣

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

I think the biggest saving is on cake, you can bake them, get the frosting and mix colors and use some great recipes. Some of the cakes cost Β£60 now, I think it is better to make one, and you will make a Β£45 saving just there.

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Marlena
Marlena
Original Poster
2 months ago

Thanks AgnesFaludi. You absolutely right some cake price are completely mad! I'm not a great baker but I am definitely prepared to try ☺️

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

Marlena You can get ready made mixes, they not expensive 2 pounds a box and it needs water and eggs and oil only and u can not go wrong with it, you will get a perfect base and also u can get the fillings and fondants ready and cake decoration. Some websites sells everything to make a cake, even the base...decoration, fillings, icings....all and toppers...

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Marlena
Marlena
Original Poster
2 months ago

AgnesFaludi this sound really good πŸ‘Thank you for that, I will definitely look into that 😘

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