Kids Birthday Parties can be expensive! Would you like some birthday party ideas for girls that will help save money? One of our Mykidstime Parents shares her tips for hosting a 7 year old Girl’s Birthday Party for under €50.
My daughter turned 7 recently and instead of an entertainer or going to a party venue, we invited a small group of her friends to the house 4-6 p.m. on a Friday after school. Here’s how I managed to keep the cost of the party activities to under €50 (and total cost of party under €70 for 13 kids)
We had 4 activities lined up for the girls to do, each one taking approx 20-25 mins each.
Activity 1 – Fashion Design
I bought a CreativeStudio “Create your Fantasy Model” colouring book at Eason’s and photocopied extra sheets.
Each girl got 2 sheets to design their own fashion with a heap of colouring pens and twistables to share on the table.
Cost : €7.95 (optional cost of e.g. 10 – 15 sheets at a photocopy place)
Activity 2 – Decorating Cupcakes
In advance, I bought a selection of sprinkles and stars and love hearts as well as cupcake cases from www.stuff4cakes.ie.
Cost €18.94 including delivery
Then purchased 1 bar milk chocolate cake topping and 1 bar white chocolate cake topping and some mini marshmallows from Tesco.
On the day of the party, I made 24 cupcakes from this Easy Cupcake Recipe.
Preparation for this part of the party:
- Put out all the decorations in little bowls in the middle of the table.
- Let each girl choose 2 cupcakes
- Melt the chocolate bar topping in the microwave – try 30 seconds then stir, a further 30 seconds and stir until melted. Put out on table when girls are seated with their 2 cupcakes, give each girl a spoon and tell them to start spreading the topping on their cakes and pass along the bowl/jug.
- Then they can decorate as they wish and eat 1 cake and save 1 for later!
Activity 3 – Treasure Hunt
With the help of older daughter, we had a treasure hunt with 10 clues going round the house and out into the garden.
Each clue’s answer led to the next clue. We had them work as a team together so they had to take turns reading the next clue out. The final clue led them to the “treasure” – a pile of chocolate coins hidden somewhere.
Related : How to Stage a Treasure Hunt & Fun Treasure Hunt for Kids
Cost: €4.00 for 2 packets of chocolate coins from M&S
Activity 4 – Paper Tissue Flower
I bought 1 packet of multicoloured tissue and a packet of multi coloured fuzzy sticks (or what I would have called “pipe cleaners” as a child) at Tesco.
Each girl made a paper tissue flower to take home, read here for the instructions.
No Party Bags!
Each girl took home their 2nd decorated cupcake, their fashion pictures and their paper flowers (with a lollipop for a treat).
Total cost for the 4 activities (not including birthday cake and party food): €45
(NB Party food for the girls included: birthday cake, mini sausages, pineapple chunks, strawberries, mini rolls, mini mallows, hummus & carrot sticks, “Smiley Faces”: approx €20)
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