It seems like kids birthday parties are getting bigger and bigger every year. No doubt if you have kids you’ll have been to some elaborate events, with parties often including an entire class. There’s a chance you could be welcoming up to 30 of your kids’ nearest and dearest. But you don’t have to break the bank.
Venue hire can be extremely budget friendly:
There are some amazing venues you can hire for as little as $20 per hour that will give the kids all the room they need to run around and have a great time. Most of them are a blank canvas so you can bring in your own decorations to theme them to your kids’ desire. Best of all they also allow you to set up areas so you can have defined spaces for food, games and adults.
Here are some of our favourites
Rain, hail or shine:
The weather can be unpredictable so choosing an outdoor birthday party option can end in both proverbial and very real tears. To ensure your party goes off without a hitch, try looking for venues which have both indoor and outdoor space, giving you the best of both worlds. You’ll be covered no matter what mother nature throws at you. Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of private bathrooms, kitchen space and heating and cooling.
Let them eat cake:
Feeding up to 30 little ones and several adults is a daunting task and when you consider that Australia has the highest level of food allergies in the world it can seem near impossible. You don’t need to hire a fancy caterer, just keep it simple. Sandwiches on regular and gluten free bread can be made the night before and cutting up fruit and veggies is an easy way to keep everyone happy. When it comes to the main event, the birthday cake, having a few gluten free cupcakes on hand (there’s quite a few packet mix options at the supermarket) just in case is always a good idea.
Putting the good in goody bags:
Even though it’s your kids’ birthday party, goody bags for everyone who attends are generally expected. You don’t need to go over the top with these, remember they’re just a token thank you. They can be as simple as some sweets in paper bags which can be sourced for under a $1 per bag. Or you can skip the candy all together an pick up 30-piece themed goody bag kits for around $10. Whichever route you choose the kids are sure to love them.