Kids birthday parties are costing parents more than ever before and causing more stress as well. In fact, some surveys have suggested that the average kid’s birthday party costs upward of $500 these days.
But you should know that you don’t have to spend that kind of money to give your child a great birthday party. There are plenty of kids birthday party ideas that won’t break the bank.
Check out five great themes that you can use while throwing your child a budget-friendly birthday party below.
- Beach Theme
Who doesn’t love a nice day at the beach?
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can throw your child’s next birthday party at an actual beach near your home. But you can also decorate the outside of your home to look like the beach, complete with all the different games that you might play when you’re on the sand.
There’s a good chance that you already have things like beach chairs and umbrellas lying around. You can use them to make your backyard look and feel like the beach for your child’s party.
- Water Theme
If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you’re in luck. That’s all you really need to throw an amazing party for a group of kids.
But even if you don’t have a pool, there are still ways that you can use a water theme to create the perfect party for your child. You can:
- Turn on the sprinkler and let kids run through it
- Pass out water balloons and allow kids to throw them at one another
- Bring out buckets of water and give kids the chance to dump them on each other
Kids who have birthdays in the spring, summer, or maybe even the fall will enjoy a water-themed party.
- Sports Theme
Does your child love to play sports? A sports-themed party might be right up their alley!
Your child probably already has enough baseballs, footballs, basketballs, and other balls to go around. Throw them all out into your backyard and let everyone at your child’s party play with them.
You might even want to encourage those who come to your child’s party to wear their favorite sports jerseys. Ask them to do it when you send their parents free birthday ecards letting them know about the party.
- Dance Theme
Kids love to dance. So why not create a dancefloor in your backyard and crank up some tunes?
This is one of the easiest kids birthday party ideas to put together, but it’ll get a great response. Depending on how interested the kids are in dancing, you can even ask them to put together routines and judge each of them.
- Camping Theme
Is there anything cooler to kids than camping out in the backyard? They have a great time pretending they’re roughing it in the wild.
Tell your child that they can invite a few friends over to your house to camp out in your backyard. You can serve s’mores in place of birthday cake and tell scary stories after you’re done singing “Happy Birthday.”
Use These Kids Birthday Party Ideas to Save Money
You shouldn’t have to spend $500 or more every time your child’s birthday comes around. These kids birthday party ideas should provide you with the inspiration you need to create a great party for your child at the right price.
See if your child likes any of these ideas—or brainstorm to see what else you can come up with. They’ll enjoy thinking up ideas with you almost more than they enjoy their party.
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