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My daughter has just started kindergarten and her birthday is coming up. Im very short on money at the moment but I understand kindergarten birthdays are quiet Important
So im asking for some suggestions on what to do or where to have it so it wont break the bank :-)

Posted by tayganp, 29th April 2014

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  • At the local park. The children can play on the playground equipment and each person can bring a plate of food instead of a present. That way all you have to bring is some water/cordial, napkins, and birthday cake and candles.

  • We had our first childs party at Macdonalds ( Maccies ) just like everyone else ! They supply everything so I am sure it wont be too much on your budget . Enquire at your local branch .

  • Local parks are always a good option. A big playground will keep the kids entertained for hours! & you don’t have a huge clean up at home later on.
    Home parties are also good, despite the clean up, because you have everything on hand, fridge for the cake & cold drinks, oven for party pies, sausage rolls & fresh cup cakes.
    There’s plenty of games you can play, you can buy multiple cheap toys from The Reject Shop or Cheap As Chips for pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey, musical chairs, simon says. You may even be able to google how to make your own pinata.

  • Parties at home are usually cheaper than other alternatives; minimal food and drink as the kids just want to run around and play! Sweet and savoury finger foods and easy games; pass the parcel and other such games. Otherwise at a park; however easier to keep an eye on all the kids at home!

  • What about a party in a local park or playground, you could even ask people to bring a plate of food instead of a gift

  • Send a cake or ice blocks along to kindergarten so they can celebrate all together as a class

  • Parties at home are the best for this age. Parents feel better knowing the kids are behind gates and not out running around a park with who ever. Bit hard to monitor kids when they are mixed in with locals enjoying the park too. Kids like a few structured games and a prize. Cake and finger food and a parting gift could be hand made Toffee Apple. Very cost effective.

  • Try a local park and have bbq and party food and games.

  • A park is always a good idea

  • Have it at a park or at home.
    Minimal decorations – a few balloons, streamers just to set the scene.
    For food – fairy bread, sandwiches, fruit, and some sausage rolls and party pies.
    Make a chocolate cake, go to the $1 shop and do a pass the parcel plus an apple eating contest, pin the tail on the donkey. Cupcake decorating?

    Do lolly bags as all kids love those. Let them play outside.

  • having it at the park with a sausage sizzle and some bread or rolls with some lollies and a cake is always fairly cheap

  • Why not see if you can go into her kinder on her birthday or as close to it and take a cake,if allowed and do a craft activity. That way she gets to be the birthday girl you get to celebrate it with her and her friends but it’s without the expense of a venue. Most kindred love to gave a parent on duty to help out.

  • The last three years we’ve gone to a park and asked everyone to bring a plate of food instead of a present. It’s cost maybe $30 to buy napkins/plates/cups/cordial and goody bags are usually bubbles. We took stuff for pass the parcel, treasure hunts etc. but we can never pull them away from the play equipment long enough to do it

  • Why to try a local park, take some cakes , pass the parcel and a few outdoor activities.. Kids at this age just run around.

  • Definetly home party, try an old school party, full of the games we used to play, like pass the parcel, or musical statues

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