I Scream, You Scream. We all scream because birthday parties are so expensive!
Ahhh….that’s not the ending you’ve heard before? 😉
But seriously. Birthday parties can be so expensive.
I was able to pull off an ice cream birthday party for my ten year old for very little money.
I started by making her birthday cake. It has become the tradition that I make the birthday cakes for my family. I used this tutorial to get an idea for how to make this ice cream cone cake. I was a little rushed and I had a few helpers in the kitchen but it turned out just how she imagined.
We found ice cream cone bubbles in a three pack for $1 at Dollar Tree! Score! They were perfect party favors.
We found the birthday banner and the stickers for the party at Dirt Cheap! What a great find! I simply let her put the stickers on folded posterboard and wah-la, we had a sign!
I bought coordinating plates and napkins at Dollar Tree. I NEVER buy party plates anywhere else. I also found the cups for the ice cream toppings there.
The blue spoons were from our free ice-cream swirls that we got all summer long at our local Race-Trac!
I went into the yard and cut a few branches of magnolia,crepe myrtle and boxwood and stuck them into a farmhouse pitcher for a table decoration.
And there you have it……our ice cream party on the cheap!
What are your best tips for saving money and still pulling off an extra special, special day?