I agreed to let my 9 year old daughter have a birthday party, as long as she agreed to let me send this letter to the parents in the invitation.
Emma is having a birthday party! I know, I know, not another event for which you will have to buy something – especially in this economy, but here’s the thing…
I write a weekly column for The Nashua Telegraph: Simple Thrift on tips and ideas to save money and here’s my idea to save money on a birthday party.
We are going to take the kids to the Library on Saturday to see the movie Bolt (free). Then we will take them back to the house where we will have (homemade) cake, ice cream and games.
Here’s where you can help. Please, please only send birthday gifts that cost 5 dollars or less. Some ideas include:
• A big bag of lollypops
• 5 dollars to be used only for dollar video rentals
• A 5 dollar fast food card
• A 5 dollar gift certificate to the dollar store
• A coupon for a play date or a sleepover
You could even go to a thrift store and get Emma a piece of clothing (size 12 top size 10 bottom) or if you have an older girl in your house, send over some outgrown clothing, or an extra beach towel, or an unused toy, or well you probably get the picture.
The party is this Saturday, I’ll let you know how it turns out.
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