Pinched: Birthday madness
Child celebrations have gotten elaborate and expensive, but it doesn't have to be that way. Hear Shiral's tips for how to blow out the candles without blowing your budget.
Having a thrifty summer party for your young child is easy with a trip to the park, a picnic and balloons. But more parents are going for BIG celebrations and fun indoors in winter can set you back. It doesn't have to. If you'd like to have a home party, you can hire a face painter or download a guide to paint faces yourself (seriously).
A new type of party is a Lego Brick party as I learned from David Gagnon (it was a huge hit).
Of course, if you don't have the space or time maybe an activity party such as the Aquarium, Science world, or a gym (like Jump) is for you, but it will cost more money while it saves you time and hassle.
The important thing to remember is kids are happy with a few games (remember hot potato), cake and balloons. Keeping it simple will be sure to save you in many ways.