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    • How to plan a birthday party on a budget
    • How to get started
      • Decide what you can afford to spend on the party. Stick to it.
      • Pick out a theme for your boy or girl party.
    • Things you will need: Games Invitations Food Cake Goodie bags Drinks
    • Location
      • of kids----they’re free, and there’s plenty oick an inexpensive location.
      • Parks and backyards are perfect for large groups room to have fun.
      Location Parks and backyards are perfect for large groups of kids Lots of room for children to play
    • Games
      • Decide what games, if any, you’ll invite kids to play. Bring out the old favorites, like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, duck-duck-goose, red light/green light, musical chairs, and Simon says.
    • List of games
      • Bean Bag Toss
      • Relay Races
      • Make an obstacle course
      • Hot potato
      • Balloon stomp game
      • Spoon and egg race
      • Scavenger hunt
    • Make a Pinata
      • If you have time. While store bought pinatas can be expensive, making one yourself doesn’t cost much, as long as you fill with inexpensive treats. Plus, it’s a fun activity for you and the kids to do together in advance.
    • Here is a website on how to make your own pinata http://www.ehow.com/how_2032262_make-pinata.html
    • Food
      • Decide what food you will serve. Try to make the most of the food yourself, including the cake. Enlist the aid of the guest of honor, as well as siblings.
    • Premade Food
      • Purchase any premade food in bulk, and remember kids are usually happy with inexpensive foods like hot dogs and pasta salad. Have plenty of snacks-such as goldfish crackers and pretzels on hand, too. For vegetables, go for baby carrots and celery sticks.
    • Cake
      • You can make your own or even make cupcakes, or pre-order through a bakery.
      • Decorate with the theme of your party.
      • Make sure have a flavor everyone will enjoy.
    • How to make your birthday cake
      • Ingredients:
      1 (18.25-ounce) box chocolate cake mix 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract , divided 1/2 cup white cranberry juice Directions 2 old fashioned glass soda bottles, 1 cola, 1 lemon - lime Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray 2 (8-inch round baking pans with baking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs , 1 1/2 teaspoons extract and white cranberry juice. Use an electric mixer to beat cake batter on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven for 32 1 (16-ounce) can white frosting or 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate frosting 35 minutes, or until tester comes away clean. Let cakes cool completely. Use a cookie cutter or water glass to cut out a circle to fit the soda bottle - it will nest into cake. Add remaining 1 teaspoon extract to frosting and stir thoroughly. Frost entire cake. Sprinkle with colorful jimmies. Insert soda bottle into hole and serve.
    • Drinks
      • Serve juice, punch, or soda from individual containers instead of large bottles because kids tend to spill things and will be easy clean up.
    • Make out your guest list
      • If the party is during the school year, invite your friends from school.
      • If you attend church, invite church friends.
      • Also include family members.
      • Also include neighbors.
    • Invitations
      • Write and give out invitations.
      • Handwritten or computer-generate
      • invitations work well and add a
      • personal touch to the party.
      • If you like, you can even give
      • them out by hand and save a
      • few dollars on stamps .
    • Examples of Invitations
      • You can find computer paper with different designs on them to make your own.
    • Decorations
      • Buy decorations, game prizes, paper goods and candy from close-out or discount stores. Or ask friends if they have any paper goods left over from parties they have thrown
    • What kind of decorations you need
      • Balloons
      Streamers Party Hats Candles Plates Balloons Table centerpieces
    • Extra Tips
      • Try incorporating some items you already have on hand as part of the decorations. For example, if your child is a fan of trains, set up her toy train set around the perimeter of one of the tables
    • Goodie Bags
      • Use paper lunch bags as goodie bags. As
      • a fun activity, have the guests decorate
      • them at the party. Fill them with candy
      • bought in bulk, and think about buying some
      • low-cost gifts in quantity as well - stickers,
      • inexpensive yo-yos, and so forth .