Planning A Kid’s Birthday Party

Planning a kid’s birthday party can be a stressful and expensive ordeal. Luckily, I’ve done enough of these to be able to share what I’ve learned with you! I’ll show you some tricks that I’ve learned to help you save time, money, and a bit of your sanity!

Having a bunch of kids over at your house is a pain. They’ll make a mess, break stuff, and cause havoc. Hosting a birthday party offsite will prevent a lot of this. The key to successfully doing this is to have help. Hire some of your friends for the day to help chaperone the kids and make sure that no one gets lost. Have the party at a big park or ice skating rink or anywhere that you don’t have to do as much cleaning up later on. Make sure that the parents know to drop their kids off and pick them up at the place so you don’t have to bear the responsibility of transporting them.

spongebob cake

spongebob cake

Baking the cake yourself will save you a ton of money, but can potentially create more stress. If your kid is old enough to help out with the decoration you can have him or her help you out with it, and if it doesn’t turn out well it’s because kids suck at decorating cakes! You can get shaped cake pans, like the Spongebob cake pan relatively cheap (less than $12) and whip up your own cake mix and frosting for a few more dollars. A birthday cake that was made from scratch will have more meaning and will cost you less than $20. There are also many options when it comes to novelty cake pans.

Kid’s birthday parties are supposed to be fun and memorable. If you can be present to enjoy it with the kids everyone will have more fun. Do your best to streamline everything so that you don’t have to spend the day putting out fires!