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Less than two week for my daughter B-day party and there no money...any ideas

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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My daughter is turning 2 on April 25th and I plan a birthday party on the 21st of April. The theme for her birthday is the bubble guppies, which I made all the decoration from scratch (they don't sell them anywhere), I'm not complainig I enjoyed creating all of her decorations! Unfortuantly situation started to happen, my asthma gotten worse so every doctor visit is $100.00 and that not including the medicine ;-(...certain unexpected bill came up and let say through everything there no money to buy refreshment for the party (which I have 65 people coming).

So I'm actually hoping, if anyone has any ideas they can share that I don't have to spend so much on food!


Thanks!

by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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nmaxwell816
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Wow..I at a loss for words.  I hope someone here can help

reindeergames
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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Errrrrrrrrrr I don't know how you can possibly do that, you are going to have to make a cheap food plan. What time is the party at? Do you have a warehouse card for Sams or BJ's? 

tnovak
by Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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What about a potluck, ask people to bring dishes?  You can provide the main dish and others salads, etc.

ETHANMASONMOMMY
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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depending on what time party is. If its late just do cake, icecream, chips and drinks
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LilJomie
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM

The party is going to be at a park near my apartment ( there like 25+ children attending) and it going to start at 1pm-2pm...I'm a member of BJ's :-/....

Thanks for helping!!! I really appreciate it!!!

LilJomie
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Aww Thank you!!!

Quoting nmaxwell816:

Wow..I at a loss for words.  I hope someone here can help


LilJomie
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I honestly think this is good idea, I don't think my family and close friend woudn't mind helping...they are always asking if I need help...I just feel bad asking them to bring food, when I invited them...lmao!!

Quoting tnovak:

What about a potluck, ask people to bring dishes?  You can provide the main dish and others salads, etc.


Luv.My.Kidz
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Maybe ask a friend or family member to help with the cake/drinks etc? I've done a potluck before where the party started at 2-3pm but we were having a cookout afterwards.... everyone was fine with bringing their meat and a side

Shani527
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I would definatly do the potluck idea. I would not feel bad asking them to bring something because of the  number of people. Thats a lot of people for even if you did save up for it.

zombimomma
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Pot luck is definitely a great idea - we do pot luck parties all the time and they're very cost effective ways to get together, socialize and have fun, without spending a lot. That way people can bring what they like, and what they know their kids like. We always do cupcakes instead of Bday cakes for outdoor parties - less mess, less waste, no bickering over who gets what piece, and the Bday girl gets a candle in hers. And fruit for a platter - it's a amazing how many kids you can feed with one cantelope, one honeydew, and a bag of grapes.

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