by Susan Liberatore of Visions2Images
Let's face it, planning a birthday party can sometimes be overwhelming and costly. Birthday parties aren't meant to break your bank account, but boy it sure seems to happen that way sometimes.
Here are ideas for how you can plan a birthday boy Dinosaur themed party on a budget of $150 to $500! It's really easy and simple; plus we did all the research for you so you can just plan and put it into action!
(NOTE* pricing depends on stores, quantities, and sales.)
Enough chatting, let's get started!
Number of adults/kids:40 adults, 10 kids.
It sometimes can cost so much simply because you have to draw the line on who you are inviting. Keep in mind that this is a birthday so you don’t need to invite all the people you don’t talk to! Invite immediate family and relatives that you talk to on a daily/weekly basis. This will help keep the costs lower.
Event Type: First Birthday
Theme or color scheme: Dinosaur theme! Blue, Green, Orange, with touches of Brown rustic.
Venue: Keep your costs low, and free, by having the party at your house.
We know it can be a lot of people, so ask your guests to bring chairs if needed. Allow room for people to sit and chat both indoors and outdoors. If there is a local place where you can rent out tables and chairs, look into that as well.
Food: Food is meant to be fun, simple, and delicious. If people offer to bring something, allow them to! Something simple like a side always works out great.
Here are few food ideas for your birthday party:
Tableware: Seriously, I LOVE the Dollar Store, it is perfect for times like this. Pick up some plastic disposable tablecloths in Orange, Green, and Blue. Get 3-4, so you can use them on the food tables + gift table. COST: $5.00
Cake: You don’t have to be a baker to make your own cake. It's easy, cheap, and fun. I am sure you know how expensive cakes can be. All you need to do is get two boxes of cake mix (whatever flavors you are wanting) some icing and candles. Make the TWO boxes of cake mix then add blue, orange, and green frosting all around the cakes. Combine the cakes with a tiered look and it will make it look super fancy! Add some candles on top! COST: $9.00
Outfit: I love this Dinosaur Birthday outfit from Cuddle Sleep Dream!
Favors: Make goody bags! Go cheap with the bags. You have 10 kids attending so make 10 bags. Go to the Dollar Store and literally pick up toys and put them in the bag. If you want to get fancy, write the names of each child on the bag so that way each kid knows! COST: $35.00
TOTAL APX COST $183.00
Note from csd: We hope you found that helpful and gave you some awesome & easy ideas for your party! And of course, don't forget to check out our Dinosaur outfit!
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