Cost Effective Party Ideas for Kids

All parents want to make sure their child has the best birthday party every year. However, with the current economic crisis, most parents do not have the money to fund a high-cost party. Even on a tight budget, there are plenty of party ideas that can deliver on the "best party ever" promise without breaking the bank.

For those in coastal communities, the beach is one of the last remaining free or semi-free parties. Since most beaches are open to the public, with the exception of parking fees, which usually don't exceed $10, the cost of such a party venue is definitely not going to blow the budget. 

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The beach is open all day and offers facilities for a variety of activities, including sports and craft projects. With some beaches even offering campsites and barbecue facilities, parties can easily cook up a night under the stars. Regardless of the type of beach party, this venue offers parents the opportunity to make a big celebration with minimal effort.

Sleepovers have long been an important part of birthday celebrations and still offer parents another type of cheap party. As cable companies continue to improve their pay-per-view system by offering a variety of new releases and classic movies, parents can easily upgrade a classic sleepover into a movie marathon or genre movie party. 

Of course, it is important to coordinate with the parents of all guests in attendance which films will be shown before the night opens. Again, since the venue is essentially free, this kind of party can be an inexpensive way to provide a memorable and fun celebration.

Camping can be an unforgettable and fun party idea for kids big and small that won't break the bank. For young people outdoors, backyards can easily double up for harsh deserts without venturing into treacherous terrain.