Like it or not most of us are having to live on a budget nowadays, I know that I am and I bet that you are too. Because of this you might find it a little hard to justify spending a lot on a birthday party when the money could be better spent elsewhere.
But not to worry, even if you're limited on funds it's still possible to throw a nice birthday party for your child without worrying about being able to afford next weeks groceries.
First plan out the party ahead of time, this will give you time to figure out the guest list and start making all of the plans for the birthday party. Once you've figured out just how many guests are coming to the party the rest will be fairly easy.
Now it's time to pick out the birthday cake, the birthday cake is of course one of the most important parts of the party. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune on the cake, and if you've ever ordered a bakery cake then you know that although beautiful bakery cakes can also be very expensive. One easy way around this is order an edible cake topper from eBay, and put it on a cake that you've baked yourself. You may have already noticed that I feature these cake toppers on all of my birthday articles. This is because they are beautiful, affordable and very easy to use.
By this time since you have most likely picked out the cake you've probably already picked out a theme for your party. When money is tight one way to save a little money is by purchasing everything separately inside of buying the party packs. This allows you to do away with unnecessary items and concentrate on the more important ones.
Next try hosting the party either at home or maybe at your local park, having the party in between meal times is another way that you can save on the overall party cost.
Simple decorations like balloons and streamers in the birthday boy or girls favorite colors is a nice affordable way to decorate.
And depending the ages of the birthday boy or girl there are a lot of fun affordable activities that the children can participate in. Such as craft making, cupcake decorating, ice cream sundae making, scavenger hunt, relay races, and a baseball game. With a little imagination I'm sure that you can find something here that will appeal to most any child and their parents.
When it comes to a Star Wars party you should be able to find something that will appeal to whether your a fan of the original Star Wars Trilogy or maybe even the Clone Wars spin-off. And the nice thing about a Star Wars party is the fact that it's suitable for Star Wars fans of all ages from the youngest to the oldest.
If you do decide to go a Star Wars theme you will find a really large selection of the edible cake toppers for sale on eBay. I've used the edible cake toppers in the past and found them to be so easy to work with that they are almost fool proof. Just follow the easy to use instructions that will come with your cake topper and you should have no problems at all.
You will find a nice selection of Star Wars party supplies available on eBay where you can find everything from the invitations to the Star Wars party favors as well as the Star Wars party cups and Star Wars party plates. Or for someone in a hurry one of these Star Wars party packs is a great buy, right now you have your choice of the deluxe Clone Wars party pack for 8 or the party pack for 16.
While you're at it don't forget about the Star Wars pinata,for most kids the pinata is a very important party of their birthday party and it just wouldn't be the same without one.
And you're Star Wars party just wouldn't be complete without one of these cool Star Wars standup posters. These posters which come in several different designs will be the hit of your party after all who doesn't want to get their picture taken with Darth Vader or maybe Yoda?
If you have a Justin Bieber fan in your household then you just might want to consider having them a Justin Bieber birthday party this year. Justin Bieber parties are popular with tweens as well teens which means that this is one party theme that is very versatile.
I think that you're going to be happy with the large selection of edible cake toppers that you will find available on eBay. Many of these cake toppers can quite easily be personalized with the birthday girl's name or other short message. I don't know if you're familiar with the edible cake toppers or not, but they are incredibly easy to use. One thing to keep in mind though is that they work best on a freshly frosted cake.
All of the Justin Bieber party supplies can be bought individually on this page. Or you can purchase one or more of the party packs which will contain most everything needed for an awesome Justin Bieber themed party. You will find several different party packs available from the more affordable basic pack to more expensive ultimate party pack that offers quite a bit more bang for your buck. If you can afford it, I would go with the ultimate party pack just because it offers so much more than the other packs but it's really up to you as to how elaborate or simple your Justin Bieber party will be.
The Toy Story birthday theme is suitable for boys as well as girl who both equally adore this cute theme. The first place to start when planning a Toy Story party is of course with the cake. You can find a nice supply of toy story cake toppers available on Amazon as well as on eBay with eBay having the largest supply. Both of these sites are quick and easy to buy from with the main difference being that ebay is a auction site whereas Amazon is a retail store.
Next you're going to want to pick out and order the rest of your party supplies for the Toy Story birthday party. All of these items like the cups, napkins and plates are available for sale individually which can be handy for small or odd sized parties. But for larger parties you'll find it to be much less expensive to buy a party pack which usually contains most everything that you'll need for your toy Story birthday party.
Basic Party Pack
This basic party pack contains everything needed for a party of 16. Party pack contains lunch plates, napkins,cups, 2 plastic table covers, and dessert plates.
Deluxe Toy Story Party Pack
The Deluxe party pack which is just a little more expensive contains servings for 8. This set includes invitations,lunch plates, dessert plates, cups, napkins,plastic silverware,table cover, mylar balloon,18 colored balloons,birthday candles, centerpiece, 3 rolls of curling ribbon, 3 rolls of crepe paper.
Ultimate Toy Story Party Pack:
And for a really awesome Toy Story birthday kit you just might want to check out this next kit for a party of 16 that contains everything you could possibly need for an awesome Toy Story 3 themed party.Kit includes: 16 Lunch Plates, 16 Napkins, 16 Paper Cups, 2 Plastic Tablecover 54 x 102, 16 Plastic Royal Blue Forks, 16 Plastic Royal Blue Spoons, 16 Plastic Royal Blue Knives, 16 Invitations, 16 Blowouts, 1 Toy Story 3 Banner, 2 Toy Story 3 Centerpieces, 20 Kiwi Balloons, 1 Royal Blue Curling Ribbon 66ft, 1 Royal Blue Crepe Streamer 81ft, 1 Kiwi Crepe Streamer 81ft, 24 Assorted Candy Stripe Birthday Candles, 2 Toy Story 3 Favor Pack, 1 Toy Story 3 Pinata, 1 Pinata Bat, 1 Pinata Blindfold, 1 Pinata Filler
If you're looking for some Toy Story party favors to go along with the cake topper and party pack you might want to check out this cute little Toy Story 3 pre-filled goodie bag. Each goodie bag comes with Fun Size Pack of Plain M&M's, Assorted Flavor Dum Dum Pop, Assorted Flavor Mini Tootsie Roll, and Swedish Fish. As well as a Jumbo Sticker, Spinning Top, Spring Toy & Kaleidoscope.
If so then you're going to want to check out Dora the Explorer. Young girls everywhere love the sweet and feisty little Dora and no doubt your child would love to have a Dora the Explorer party for her birthday this year.
After the guest list has been compiled you're probably going to want to check into the birthday cake and depending on your level of expertise in cake decorating you just might want to make the cake yourself. And if you do want to go this way you can find several different designs of Dora cake pans for sale on Amazon. Myself , I prefer the edible cake toppers they are much easier to work with, almost fool proof in fact and they also look very professional when finished. You will find the largest supply of edible cake toppers listed on eBay but they can also be found on Amazon. And if you would like to add some cupcakes to go along with the Dora the Explorer cake you might want to check out these cute cupcake toppers.
Next you might want to check out some of the Dora the Explorer party supplies. The basic party pack contains supplies for a party for 16 guests, kit contains table cloth, napkins,cups and desert plates.
And the delux party kit which is also for a party of 16 gives you the most bang for your buck. Kit includes lunch plates, napkins,cups,2 plastic table coverings,invitations,blowouts,a banner, 2 centerpieces,plastic silverware,20 candles, 20 colored balloons as well as white, pink and yellow streamers for decorating.
For smaller parties you can always use the party pack for 8 which includes invitations,dinner plates,dessert plates,napkins,plastic silverware,plastic table cover,mylar balloon, 12 color balloons,curling ribbon, crepe paper and cake candles.