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What can i do on a very very tight budget

Good morning all, i have a question, what can i do for my daughter thrid birthday on a very very very tight budget. any idea, thought etc.. would highly be greatful. She never had a birthday party, she always had something us with us(her dad and me). i have a couple of weeks before anything, trying to plan something for the 28 of august.

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Asked by trinibaby at 11:42 AM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Party at the beach, at a time like 3 when you can get away with just cake and ice cream.

    Answer by jenae_gist at 11:44 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • What does she like? How many people are coming? Adults and kids?

    You can do a party at a park and get a table to decorate. We did this for DS 5th birthday. They had covered tables that you don't have to reserve and decorated with my handmade decorations of comic book theme. We didn't do food, just cupcakes and drinks.

    Answer by SwtSnowflake2 at 11:45 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • You can always take lunch to the park! She would probably LOVE that and then she can play at the playground too! Have a potluck with family, everyone brings their own meat to grill out? We do that all the time!

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 11:45 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • thanks i did not even think about that. thats a great one

    Comment by trinibaby (original poster) at 11:45 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I agree, you can just do cake and ice cream, any three year old would be happy about that! :-)

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 11:46 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • For my DDs 3rd we got a pinata and she had a blast beating it up with the stick, her hands, and kicking it. We didn't have cake or ice cream. She picked out the pinata (a rainbow colored donkey for $8) a week before and toted it around with her and then on the big day she beat it up. Just don't forget to put in candy ;)

    Answer by chupachyps at 11:48 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I agree, think about hosting it at a park. That completely cuts out entertainment costs because the kids will be playing on the play structures. Cake and drinks is plenty, you could put together little treat bags.

    Answer by Jessica157 at 11:49 AM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I think you should have it at your house because there if she gets tired she wont be overwhelmed with everyone in her face, you could make a couple games let her pick out her favorite movie to be playing, give the kids some cake and let them run free, Also you could go to a dollar store and get some cute and cheap decorations and decorate the house and let her help.

    Answer by Danielle55 at 12:01 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • You could have it at the park. Usually they are free!

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 4:39 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • If you have a good sized yard you can do a water party-lots of sprinklers and water games-serve cake and ice cream or even add a watermelon. Instead of a goody bag, you can give each kid a small trinket from the Dollar Store- a pack of cute barretts or a headband-
    kids just LOVE to play. Enjoy and have some fun!

    Answer by soyousay at 8:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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