I am on the Children’s Events Committee for the Newcomers and Neighbors Club in my town. Each month I am responsible for planning a party to entertain the children. The budget for the events is rather slim so everything has to be done on the cheap. I love to plan and decorate and it was my goal to make these “cheap” parties look “not cheap”.
This is what I did with the Halloween Party last October.
We served individual bags of pretzels and water…I told you it was cheap! I whipped up water bottle labels, a banner and some signs to add to the decor. I brought in some decorations from home to incorporate in to the party.
I had pumpkins donated from a local orchard and set up a mock pumpkin patch for the kids to choose a pumpkin.
They then decorated the pumpkin with craft supplies from Oriental Trading.
The kids wore costumes to make the event even more festive. This was a fun one to plan. It was very challenging to plan a party on a shoestring budget.