So in December and against my better judgement I told Maxx’s mum I would organised the decorations and theme for his party. Firstly I had to decide upon a theme which was actually quite easy as I already had batman and superman cups, plates, straws, napkins and table cloths so I decided a Super Hero party would be fun.
Rather than making the theme just Batman or Superman I decided to make it more of a general superhero theme. I made a list of items I would need which included;
- Sausage rolls £2.20
- Sandwiches (rolls, ham, cheese) £4.50
- Drinks (8 small bottles) £2
- Sweets (skittles, smarties and bonbons) £5
- Crisps (onion rings and sticks) £2
- Cupcakes (12 cupcakes) £1
- A birthday cake £5
- Backdrop (2 rolls of wrapping paper) £2
- Table cloth £1
- Signs for the backdrop (Made by me) £0
- Photobooth props (Made by me) £0
- Straws £1.99
- Banners £1.25
- Balloons £1
- A Piñata (Made by Maxx and I) £0
- A personalised Super Hero themed picture of Maxx (Designed by me) £0.79
At the party we had a few games planned. There was pass the parcel, a piñata and the photobooth which was a lot of fun. The entertainment didn’t cost anything as we used some sweets that were extra as the prize for pass the parcel, the piñata was made by Maxx and I and I printed off items and used items from around the house for the photobooth props. Lots of fun at no cost!
- Aim to have everything done at least 2 days before the party so if there is anything you need last minute you can do it and don’t have to rush everything at once.
- If you’re making a piñata start making it around a week before the party as it will need a couple of layers and needs to dry in between, it then needs to be painted and decorated if you wish.
- Do as much as you can yourself to save money. Make your own birthday cake (I would have made one if I had more time), If you have a printer you can print signs for the walls, banners, pictures etc.
Most importantly…HAVE FUN!