When it comes to children’s parties in Telford and elsewhere, it’s all about striking the perfect balance between ensuring that your kid has the best birthday ever and making sure that you don’t end up completely out of pocket as a result.

It can be hard not to want to go all out, you want to spoil your children on their birthdays, after all – but costs can quickly spiral if you don’t come up with a realistic budget and do all you can to stick to it.

There are ways in which you can keep costs down, however, without having to compromise on having a great time. Keeping the guest list to a minimum is perhaps the best way to ensure that you don’t end up spending too much of your hard-earned cash, so set a limit and make sure your child knows they can only invite a certain number of friends.

Making the food yourself is a good way of keeping costs down and you’ll also minimise the amount of waste you create, which is becoming increasingly important as we realise just how much of an impact human activity is having on the planet.

And as much as you might like to give out goodie bags to all your kid’s friends, this can get expensive and quite wasteful, so perhaps just hand out a slice of birthday cake to each child instead.

You might also like to chat with other parents to see if there are any other children in your kid’s class with a birthday at around the same time. They might be happy to have a joint party, which could help keep costs down as well.

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