So many parents want to throw their child a birthday party with the perfect decorations, but many do not believe they can do that on a budget. The truth is, with the number of discount stores available today and some strategic purchases, you can make a beautiful birthday party on any budget. Here are some great places to shop in order to do just that.
Start at the Dollar Store
The dollar store is one of the best sources of cheap decorations for your child’s birthday party there is. They have streamers, balloons, banners, and decorative plates and napkins in a variety of children’s theme. Depending on the size of the birthday party you will be throwing, you could easily decorate with a budget of just $50.
If the dollars store does not have everything you need, then you should take a look at the clearance section in your local Wal-Mart or Target. Many times you can find decorations for as low as $1 a piece and more expensive items for 75% off. So before you look at the full priced options, check these cheap options out first.
Try Discount Party Stores
Sometimes the dollar store and clearance section will fail you. Perhaps the stores in you area have a poor selection or you are looking for a particular theme. Either way, you still have another option for birthday party decorations on a budget, discount party stores. See if you have a store like Party City in your area. If so, you will have access to a much wider selection but will likely pay a bit more for it than the last two stores. However, here are some things you can do to keep the decorations in budget.
Many of the large discount party supply stores have coupons out that you can use. Typically, these coupons are for 20% off one item or $5 off a $25 purchase. See how many of these coupons you can find to use on your purchases. Many times you will only be able to use one coupon for each transaction, so split up your purchase accordingly. For example, if you have a large expensive item you really want to buy for the party, use the 20% off coupon on that. Then split the rest of your purchase into $25 purchases and use one $5 off coupon for each order you have. In the end, you should be able to get exactly what you need for much less than retail price.
Less is More
When you are decorating, you can still get a great impact by using a few items in strategic places over a lot of items placed poorly ones. So when you are making your purchases, be sure to think about how each item will be used and where to avoid unnecessary purchases. Plan out exactly what you want, so you are not buying a bunch of stuff that you really do not need to make the party look nice.
So if you want to have nice decorations at your child’s birthday party and are working with a tight budget, be sure to look for the things you need at these inexpensive stores. Then just make sure that you make some strategic purchases to make every dollar count. If you do, you can have a great looking party on just about any budget.