Cheaper Birthday Celebration Alternative….

In these economic times we are all looking for ways to cut down on expenses. Birthday Parties can get pricey. An alternative, cheaper on the wallet but could be hard on the nerves. Drum roll please…….a sleepover. Being that it is my daughter’s birthday coming up we have been talking about her birthday for months, or at least she has, ever since my son had his birthday sleepover. If you can handle the kids, this is definitely the way to go. A couple pizzas($5 pizza deal), for our daughter we are doing sloppy joe’s because a little friend who stayed over before is raving to all the little girls that sloppy joe’s are really good, so I will throw some whale crackers in along with carrots and applesauce, dinner is done. Then running around, we have the pool, definite filler.  Girls, you can paint nails, we also have some bead craft kits from Christmas that we can do . The next exciting thing that can save you some bucks, have them make the birthday cake, they mix, throw it in, then decorate, something they can say they did and a ton of great memories for them. Throw in a movie, couple bags of popcorn, couple of 2 liters of soda(I prefer the no caffeine and no sugar variety, if they don’t like that kind they can drink water, but I haven’t found any child that turns down diet lemon-lime soda–it’s the bubbles). Everyone goes to sleep on the floor. Next morning, pancakes for everyone. Hubby is going to go one step further with this one, he cleared it with Lowe’s he is taking all the girls to Build-and-grow on Saturday morning, so they all get aprons, a project, a badge and certificate, all free. The sleepover total will probably cost less than $20, the out of pocket less since we will be using everything that we already have in the house.

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~ by debt2dreams on March 8, 2012.

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