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Cheap Party Entertainment? 6 Tips To Consider When Running A Kid's Party On The Cheap

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

Non-Stop Kids are very proud of providing thousands of children's entertainment for kid's birthday parties all across the country every single year. When it comes to parents who are booking our services, some of them have an infinite budget to spend. However, there are some parents who are on a very tight budget and forced to run their children's party entertainment on the cheap.

Budget-Friendly Party Entertainment? 6 Essentials for Hosting an Affordable Kid's Party

That's completely understandable. Not every parent wants to go all out for their child's birthday. They want their child's party to be great without spending a fortune. Not to worry because we're going to break down six amazing tips to consider when running a kid's party on a limited budget.

Don't Hire A Cheap Entertainer!

This one is a given but we highly recommend not booking a cheap entertainer. While organising your kid's party on a small budget isn't necessarily a bad thing, the issue with hiring a cheap entertainer is, more often than not, they aren't very good. We received frequent phone calls by parents who have been let down by another entertainment company and want our help as soon as possible. The vast majority of the time, it is the cheaper entertainers that cause this. It's better not to risk it. We have another blog that details more information on how to spot a poor entertainer.

Don't Try And Do The Party On Your Own!

A lot of parents will try to save money by running the party by themselves instead of opting to go with hiring an entertainer. While running a few party games and organising a gathering sounds simple enough, it's far more difficult than you may think. We've spoken to lots of parents who have told us they tried to run a kid's party by themselves before. Every time they say, "never again!"

Never underestimate the power of a children's entertainer. They are highly trained with years of experience in their profession. Performing for children is their passion and they take great pleasure in putting on a great show. While you're accommodating the kids with food & drink, the entertainer runs the whole party, providing a hassle free experience for all. All you need to do afterwards is hand the kids their coats on the way out.

Don't Go Overboard On The Party Flood!

On the subject of food & drink, it is highly tempting to go all out with a large buffet, but the problem is there's lots of food left over afterwards and it's such a shame to see it all go to waste afterwards. Your best option is to provide all of the children with snack boxes filled with a sandwich, some crisps, a cake bar and a bottled drink. The kids will eat quicker, there's no waste and you can accommodate children with specific dietary requirements. Everyone's a winner that way.

Considering Having The Party At Home!

While having a venue is great for space, a lot of parents are holding parties at home to save money on hall hire. Our entertainers provide state of the art equipment that's designed to work indoors as well as outdoors. We once performed in a kitchen! During the summer, garden parties are super popular when the weather is great. Saving money on hall hire is a great way to reduce the overall cost of your child's party.

Consider Booking A One Hour Party Instead Of Two Hours!

Most parents who book our Hassle Free Party opt to go for two hours. But did you know we offer different time options? While they are not near as popular as our two hour parties, we still offer time options for one hour and 90 minutes. In a one hour party, we can easily include our award winning magic show, disco, party games and action dances. If you decide to make the party 90 minutes, we can still provide your hourly entertainment while you feed the kids during the last half hour. You will save so much money without losing any of the quality.

Don't Go Overboard!

The last big tip to give you is make sure you don't go overboard by booking too much stuff. It's a common mistake we've seen a lot of parents make, thinking that more activities equals more fun. We've been to parties that included a bouncy castle, face painting, mascots, inflatables, as well as other party related items. The issue with booking all these accessories at once is it becomes overkill and takes away from the impact of the party. We dare to wonder what all that will equal up to.

Less is more. An experienced entertainer is all you need for your child's party. They will run the party and provide a fantastic experience for all of the kids. Thank you for checking out today's blog. Please check out our party entertainment packages and get in touch with our central office when you are ready to book. You can do this by calling us on 0333 301 3002 or send in an enquiry form for a no obligation consultation. Not enough tips for you? Visit our site to read additional tips on making sure you have a hassle free children’s party. We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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