We're in full party-planning mode over here, which I'm sure many of you are! However, I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible because we have been having lots of expensive things lately, and with Christmas and the baby (hospital bills!) coming, plus 2 weddings and a baby shower to go to (need to buy gifts for yet), etc etc etc, I'm trying to save wherever we can!
What are your tips for planning a child's birthday party on a budget?! What would you do for food? I was thinking Spaghetti? Seems like that's pretty inexpensive, filling, and goes a long way. Spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad, and then cake and ice cream? Is that enough?! Or do you have any other great ideas for inexpensive party food? I thought about not doing a meal, but I feel like I can't get away with that (we have guests traveling a little further).
We wanted to have his party at the local bowling alley, but decided to save that for the future when we hopefully have more money...lol. I wish there were other things to do here but since it's cold here by then we don't have many options besides having everybody over to our house.
Where are you at in the party planning process?!