No rational parent can deny their children the right to celebrating their birthday party. No one can refute the notion that children’s birthday parties are some of the most expensive events. Not only do they take your time planning, they also dig deep into your pockets. So how can you make your children’s birthday party a success without having to bust your budget? Well, there are several approaches to trimming the budget, amongst which include cutting costs on purchasing pre-filled party bags. Instead of these bags, you could go for other cheaper themed goody bags. This article aims at discussing seven awesome cheap games, which could see you through your child’s birthday without spending much money.
This game goes one on one with the theme of your child’s birthday party. Whether the theme is dinosaurs or fairies, you should hide small themed trinkets or wrapped candies in the backyard. In this case, the age of the child plays a key; you can either give your child a list of clues or hide them.
2. Treat time
You should at least have a little more fun. Even if there is a budding baker, let the party guests, the children, have their hands in baking. You should already have known that little kids enjoy rolling dough, and cutting it into shapes using the cookie cutters. You should use wooden cutters; the metal cutters may injure the partygoers. In the case of uncertainty of where to get the necessary items needed, you may visit a vendor dealing in children pre-filled party bags. Most of these bags came with some of these items. As a mom, handle the baking. After cooking, fill the partygoers’ bag with some “bread” to take home.
3. Freeze dance
From my observation, there is almost nothing that can trigger a child to laugh like a freeze dance game. Engage the kids into a freeze dance competition. Give the kids a favorable volume and let the kids groove their things out until the music stops. You should make it a temporary rule that, any child who boogies after the music is “out”, is out of the game.
You should repeat this until only one child remains; this should be the winner. Then joyfully dole out the prizes for the winner. You should however not forget the silliest dancer and the best dancer. For instance, you may give the silliest dancer a piece of cake, in a pre-filled party bag.
4. Create a mural
In this game, you should prep your backyard for an art time with rather a large roll of white paper or simply an old plain sheet. In addition, use a washable paint, and shaped sponges. Keeping to the theme of the party, have the partygoers decorate the mural by the use of paint. Once dry, ensure that you hang the masterpiece in the partygoer’s room as a memento. Again, you should reward the best painters with pre filled party bags; the bags should contain the kid’s painting materials and other gifts.
Obstacle course race
To spice up your child’s party, use an outdoor play like foam pool noodles and hula hoops. The obstacle course race should however be age-appropriate for children. Perform your home Olympics. To achieve this, rent an inflatable obstacle course. Inflatable obstacle course can be got from companies that supply bounce houses. Under your instructions and supervision, make the partygoers go through the series of challenges. You must not forget gold medals, as a gift to the winner at the close of the ceremonies.
7. Station, station number.
In this game, create several “stations”. In these stations, party goers can rotate through as the party goes on. Fill a station with some ideas such as, art table, bracelets, necklace or Lego table. If you are not able to get these ideals, you may buy pre-filled party bags, most of these bags came along with these ideals. In addition, you should persuade the kids to split up into minor groups. As a parent, you may work the room as you supervise.