It may not seem like it today, but I promise you that picnic weather is on the way! Picnic parties are a lot of fun for all ages, and it’s a great way to enjoy that warm weather that I know you’ve been missing all winter. Although this article focuses on birthday parties, all of the ideas here could be used for other events like a company family picnic, a family reunion or even just a fun playdate.
As the weather warms up, you may notice your children’s energy levels tend to wind up as well. With the emergence of summer right around the corner, children are just itching to run around, kick a ball, swim and be free from the confines of their classrooms and desks. Add that energy level to the apocalyptic-like sugar-highs at most birthday parties, and you might be rethinking even having a summer birthday party for your son or daughter!
If your child has a birthday this winter, you’ll need some treats and activities for the party. A Pinterest search on this subject is overwhelming, but don’t fear. I have some easy, inexpensive and fun ideas for you! First, the traditional party favor: Something you wrap up and hand to kids on their way out the door.
One simple strategy will minimize birthday party preparation, clean-up and costs: Having your birthday party somewhere else besides home. Any birthday party can get expensive, and you might think having a party away from home would double the cost. But believe it or not, the amount you spend often goes down when you have the party away from home, not up.
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