OHhh boy! Our first born will be turning SEVEN YEARS OLD next week! I just can’t believe it. And guess what?! We aren’t having a birthday party for her. Well, we are, but not a traditional one. We have my cousins coming down to visit, and they are a little older than her, so we can’t really have “kid” birthday parties anymore (except with our youngest). Plus I wanted to do something different.
Well, a few years ago a roller-skating rink opened up. On Wednesdays, they have $1 days! So we will be taking the family for a skating day! Super cheap, regular price is over $7 to enter and more for the skate rentals.
Then… Also on Wednesdays, it’s a dollar to go to the movies! SCORE! Not only will it save us money, but she will still have a blast!
So don’t be afraid to go out of the box for the family birthday parties! Even when you have a party in your home, you end up spending money, and the trash just builds up. Check out some ideas at one of my favorite blogs HERE.
But fear not, take a look at these gift ideas from VocalPoint.com. Although these are gift ideas you can totally turn them into a fun birthday party. Here are just some of the ideas I got from that site….
Make an art box. Grab a shoebox and prime the outside with white paint to cover the logos and give you a blank slate. Paint the birthday boy or girl’s name on the lid, then fill the box with various art supplies! Small coloring books and mini canvases, packs of paint and brushes, colored pencils and markers, stickers a plain woodcut initial for the child to decorate are just a few things you could use to fill the box. You definitely don’t need to fill the box to the brim. Any fun assortment would work!