Tips For Running A Children's Party On A Small Budget | Children's Entertainment
Updated: Aug 3
At Non-Stop Kids Entertainment we have spoken to thousands of parents every single year about booking an entertainer for their children's party. During this time, some parents have told us they are on a smaller budget and that's totally understandable. They want their kids to have the best birthday party ever but without going overboard.
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And that's why we published this blog for you today. For all you parents wanting to run your kid's party on a small budget, we have some amazing tips to help you in your planning.
Consider Your Entertainment!
A lot of parents will try to save money by not hiring a children's entertainer because they think it's not hard to organise a gathering from beginning to end. Believe it or not, it is a lot more difficult than you may think. We have spoken to hundreds of parents who have called us about trying to run a party and their response is always the same, "Never again!" Children's entertainers are there to take the stress of running a party away from you. They have years of experience in their profession and will guarantee you have a hassle free experienced.
But if you are planning to hire a children's entertainer, hiring a cheap one is not a good idea. More often then none, these entertainers aren't very good (and that's why they are cheap). Something that happens quite often is we speak to parents who have been let down by their previous entertainer and want to quickly find another. It's usually cheap entertainers that are responsible for this. It's always better to be safer than sorry. National Company Entertainers are always the way to go!
Host Your Party Outdoors Instead Of A Venue!
If you are going on a smaller budget, opt to host your children's party at home and save money on a venue. We have special equipment that we use when performing outdoors. With the introducing of our Garden Party Package last year, we started entertaining in gardens as long as the weather is nice. Saving money on a venue is a great first step in reducing the overall cost of your children's party. For a outdoor party, we have published previous blogs if you need more advice!
Prepare Snack Boxes Instead Of Buffets!
It is highly tempting to go all out on party buffet, but fact of the matter is, there will be tons left over and it's such a shame to see all that food go to waste. To avoid this, the best option would be to use snack boxes and fill each one with a sandwich, some crisps, a cake bar and a piece of fruit. You can easily find some snack boxes online for cheap prices. It will also avoid using anything that's hands on. The kids will eat quicker, there will be less waste and it will save an absolute fortune and that's what you want in the end.
Remember, Less Is More!
It goes without saying that one of the most common mistakes that parents make is believing that more activities equals more fun. Always make sure you don't over book too many things. Booking way too much is overkill and it takes away from the impact of the money. It can also overwhelm the children when you have too much variety. An experienced entertainer can provide everything you need for a reasonable price, run the party and without spending money on anything else. Always remember that less is more!
Plan Smart And Save Money!
And there you have it! There are a lot of tricks & tips you can use to save money and still run an amazing party for your children. Non-Stop Kids are always here to help with your children's parties. We have run over 8,000 parties and we take all rules & precautions into account, even providing you a copy with our risk assessment when you book one of our parties. You can call us at 0333 301 3002 or send in a contact form for a no obligation quote. We will speak to you soon!