Have you ever wanted to throw your child an amazing birthday party but you were on a tight budget and didn’t think you could pull it all together with limited resources? I was asked to design a DIY children’s birthday party for Gretta Monahan’s son Kai’s first birthday to be featured on The Rachael Ray Show. I have come up with some creative and fun low budget ideas you can use for any party.
Click the links below for more information regarding the tips that were featured during the show.
Making your own invitations is a fun way to make your party announcements unique and on theme, they are something your guests will keep and even wear to the party, such as sheriff badges for a cowboy theme, crowns for a princess theme or masks for a super hero theme.
A Super Hero is not complete without his attire. By repurposing plastic tablecloths, you can create capes for each child to decorate and wear during the party. They also double as a party favor! You can incorpaorate this into any theme party from Super Hero to Pretty Princess.
Repurposing old vases you have collected over the years, you can create colorful and fun centerpieces using candy and Super Hero exclamations.
Photo Booth – Action Shots/Gotham box city
A MYO photo booth is a great way to engage your guest during the party and send them home with a reminder of how much fun they had during the party. Using craft paper or poster boards make your own backdrop and wrap used boxes to great your own Gotham City.
Clothes Line Photo Décor
To highlight the past year(s) of your child’s life, make a clothes line of pictures of your child with colorful clothes pins.
MYO ball pit
Bring Discovery Zone to your home! Repurposing a kiddie pool and using balloons or balls, you can create and fun and inexpensive activity for the children a ball pit!
Use inexpensive party supplies in multiple colors to set a festive tone to your table setting.
Using small colored candy bags, decorate them according to your theme.
This is a great way to invite the children to take home the candy from the centerpieces.
A great way to entertain the children during the party is to have them create their own Super Treats.
The children will be able to MYO party mix using your favorite dried food items and a creative MYO cupcake station!
All of the templates for all our fun and creative tips are available here!!
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