Birthday Party On A Budget

This year, my youngest daughter wanted a sleepover party instead of going some place to celebrate. That was music to my husband’s ears, and meant saving some dollars in the pocket book. To me, all I was thinking about was entertaining about 10 9-10 year old little girls, oh mamma!

Anyway, we survived except for the fact three of the girls (including my daughter) ended up with a sore throat and the sneezes. Share the germs, I guess.

There were a few things that I want to share with you that might help you plan your next party. A money saver for me was that I created and printed our own invitations as well as our thank you cards. I attached the PDF for anyone that would like to print your own for an upcoming birthday party.

Another fun idea that kept the girls busy for a bit, was decorating your own cupcake! It was fun, and a sort of crafty thing to do.

Here is what ours looked like:


Chocolate cupcake in the middle, and all the sprinkles, frosting and colored sugars the kiddos would need. The trays were $1.00 each from the dollar store, each girl got their own. It was a blast for them, and most of the girls hadn’t done it before. Unfortunately, I don’t have an after picture. The girls ate the cupcakes as soon as they finished decorating them.

As for the thank you notes, I just took a picture of the girls and pasted it into a Word document with a note of thanks typed along side of it. Pretty easy, and another money saver idea.

Here is the PDF, as promised.  When you open it, it will look funny, but you just need to fold it and it will all work out.

Blank Invitation


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