Every parent wants to throw their child a fun and memorable birthday party. One of the most difficult tasks of party planning for the frugal is throwing a bash without breaking the bank. Usually, when it comes to our children, budget flies out the window. Luckily Las Vegas parents have many frugal options for children's birthday parties due to the climate and opportunities our city life provides. A few frugal ideas below could save you quite a bit on your next birthday party and not sacrifice an ounce of fun.
The Food : For serious Couponers with a nice home stockpile of freebies acquired throughout the year party food poses no additional expense. If you don't have a pantry already overflowing with food you'll need to learn to coupon and build that party food stockpile up before the big day . If you have no desire to cook at all, you can check out websites like Restaurant.com, KSHP.com, and CityCoups.com to find Las Vegas specific discounts on everything from cakes to pizza and all the usual children's party goodies. Speaking of cakes The Coolest Cakes has some great cake decorating ideas to make a themed cake inexpensively and easily, even for the baking novice.
The Venue: Due to our sunny climate an outdoor party in Las Vegas can be a cheap and fun spot for a party. If you plan on a party in the park you'll have to RSVP to the appropriate entity (city, county,state). With appropriate parental supervision even a party on the Strip can be fun and inexpensive . Circus Circus, The Excalibur, and even The Freemont St. Experience can be fun for tweens. Movie Theaters for matinees can also be fun and inexpensive for kids, some even provide a room for cake and refreshments. Be sure to get Visa Certified discount theater gift cards or buy ticket packs through the mail ahead of time to save on admission.
The Activities: You don't have to rent a clown , pony, or jumphouse for your party to be a hit. There are other fun activities that are far less expensive and equally entertaining . How about a storyteller, a Halloween in (name your month) , an arts and crafts party, dance party or the ubiquitous hit , the sleep-over. Renting a few Movies for free from your local Red Box, pop some pop corn, and you jave an instant fiesta.
The Favors: A brown paper bag stuffed with age appropriate goodies can be inexpensive, or the favor can be part of the party its' self. Whatever you decide , you can save a lot of money in this final area of children's party planing. Skip the party stores, you'll spend a small fortune there. Scour the internet instead for great make and take or DIY party favors that won't break the bank.