From the article: Simple and Cheap Birthday Parties: How to Do and Spend Less
Some families are fed up with over-the-top expectations for kids' birthday parties. Are you among them? What ideas do you have for hosting simple, meaningful and cheap birthday parties?
- this year for my son's 5th birthday we decided to ret a projector and screen and have a backyard movie birthday party. Each child will bring a blanket to sit on. We will provide popcorn, juice boxes and of course, birthday cake!
- —Guest bostonmom
the local playground
- You may need to contact the parks dept. and get a permit ($25 or so). But then just bring snacks, cake and maybe a quiet activity to wind down. The rest of the entertainment is there and clean up is super easy!
- —Guest Amy