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Birthday Party

My daughter will be 4 in April. She's very outgoing and crazy. We've had 3 big parties in the past with a bunch of family, friends of ours, and her friends. This year we're moving in May and dont have the money to have a huge party again, but my DD is talking about who she wants to invite and whats she wants to do and i dont want her disappointed. Any good ideas that are cheap but can have a huge extravaganza?!

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Asked by staceybelly9 at 12:39 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Just find ways to cut the cost that your daughter won't notice. Cut out the goody bags, they are an unneccesary expense. Don't spend a ton on decor. Buy a few streamers and balloons, use regular paper plates and silverware. Don't provide a ton of food, cake, ice cream, and chips should be sufficient. If you cut corners here and there you can still invite tons of people so she feels like it's a big party, but it doesn't squeeze your wallet!

    Answer by sidzwif at 12:42 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Have it at a park and just serve finger food - for family members, make it potluck.

    Answer by Wimsey at 1:21 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I agree with sidz wife, you can make your own invitations, do cupcakes yourself instead of a bakery cake, limit decorations to a few balloons and paper streamers, and home-made signs, buy some face painting crayons for an activity (like $2 at a party supply store) and ask a friend or family member to be the artist (that always looks like a more extravagant expense)......just do finger foods or a single inexpensive food like hotdogs....If you don't have room at home, do it at a local park (preferably one with a playground to limit the need for entertainment).

    Answer by Kimebs at 2:04 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Do the party at a park rather than a place that provides entertainment,that saves some money.Keep it light on party favors Id do a coloring book($1) and crayons.Solid table ware,even foam plates.Make your own cake.

    Answer by Chrystal_A at 2:47 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • My daughter just went to the four year old b-day party, and one of the activities was really cool. They gave hand blown balloons (not the floating ones) to hold, and blasted the music. They were having so much fun. Maybe the kids' music TV was on. They did cup cake decorations. Coloring, too. No meals served. I don't remember seeing too much snacks...

    Answer by Meachan at 9:00 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

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