Throw an amazing kids birthday party (and on a budget)

Niño rompiendo la piñata en una fiesta infantil

Everything you need to know about throwing a fun and special kids birthday party without spending a lot

When you think of a kids birthday party for your babies, you always want to give them the best. But sometimes, after throwing it, you feel guilty for spending so much. Well, break that cycle right now and throw a party that’ll make them feel special without overspending. You can do it!... With these tips.

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Pick a time between lunch and dinner: It’s ideal for your guests to arrive between 2 and 4 o’clock. That way you won’t have to prepare a full menu. You only need to serve a few salty snacks, sweets, plus the cake, and everyone will be happy; kids and adults included. Which brings us to hour next point: the menu.

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Serve fun, yummy, and simple snacks: Don’t worry about cutlery. The keywords here are finger foods. We recommend these simple recipes: Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard, made with Hellmann’s® and Best Foods® Real mayonnaise, and Mozzarella Sticks, delicious and perfect for small hands. For adults, serve Turkey Wraps with Chipotle Mayo and a Creamy Salsa Dip with chips. Your guests will be delighted.

Only prepare one sweet snack other than the cake: Party Ice Cream Sandwiches and a Super Spongy Chocolate Cake with Peanut Coating will be the stars of your sweet menu. Your guests will love the sandwiches, and not to mention the cake. And, why not? That’s where you’ll place the candles for your little one to ask for a wish, blow the candles, and take the classic “mor-di-da, mor-di-da.”        

Use your own decorations, some borrowed, and very few purchased: If you set the theme for the kids birthday party in advance, you’ll be able to see what you already own and can re-use, what you need to borrow, and what you can’t help but to buy. The key to save? Plan ahead of time.

Keep the entertainment simple: Don’t break your head or budget booking expensive activities. Kids don’t need much to have fun. Drawing with pencils and papers, the musical chairs game, a treasure hunt in the backyard, or a soccer ball for an improvised match will entertain your little ones and, most of all, keep them happy throughout the entire kids birthday party. What more can you ask for?