My favorite tips to throw an amazing party on a budget
I had the opportunity to go through some older posts this morning. Eight years ago this week I wrote a post about my tips on throwing a party on a budget. Since it has been quite awhile, and I still stand behind these tips, I thought it would be a great time to re-share the post, and update it for 2022.
Tip #3 Recycle cardboard and other items, and make your own decorations. It may take a little bit of time, but you can make them for very little money. My kids and their guests have always loved the unique decor we have at our parties. I used old cardboard boxes to make a Triceratops, and a six foot T-Rex for my son's dinosaur party. As you can imagine, the boys were beyond thrilled. I used paper mache to make the Pokeballs at our Pokemon party. All I needed was a few balloons, some old newspaper, and some paint. We had to make our own falling food at our Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs party, since it was such an unique theme. We used cardboard, poster board, and card stock to make the food, and hung them from the ceiling with thread. I recycled a few long boxes to make the life size surf boards that we used at my daughter's Beach Bash Birthday.