Wednesday, January 09, 2013
A Frugal Fourth Birthday.
My daughter turned 4 on Monday, so we celebrated her Birthday over the weekend. When I asked her what kind of party she wanted, we settled on Strawberry Shortcake. It's one of her favorite shows to watch, and we both thought it would be cute. If you know me at all, you know I love the challenge of spending as little as possible on Birthday parties, but still making them fun. Here is what I came up with!
We put up red balloons and pink streamers from the grocery store.
For their activity, I found some free printable coloring sheets from various websites that they were able to color and cut.
For the cupcakes, I printed tags I found online and taped them on colored toothpicks. The frosting is homemade and the cake mix was from Gleaner's. I blended some defrosted cherries in with the liquid for the cake mix. They turned out moist and delicious!
The other online printable I found and printed on the cardstock was a pattern for a birthday hat. I used the colorsaver setting on the printer to save on ink.
Charlotte had a wonderful Birthday party for very little out-of-pocket cost! One happy girl and one happy mama :)
What are your favorite frugal party ideas?