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Birthdays on the Cheap
Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 30, 2008 @ 11:02 am In Birthdays,Budget Living,Family Fun,Holidays | 1 Comment
Birthdays are meant to be a celebration of the guest of honor and a time to thank God for him or her. But, children’s parties can take on a life of their own if you aren’t careful. I mentioned in a previous post  that the budget has forced me to calm down around birthdays. This is a very. good. thing.
Not only does my pocket book thank me, but so does that little me that gets run ragged trying to make a theme birthday party into the Shindig of the Century. I’m much more able to enjoy the day and my child in the midst of “our new frugal lifestyle.”
Here are some ideas to help you make the most of the day without spending most of what you have:
The day was a full one. My boy was a happy one. It didn’t seem like much to my modern mind, but my kid was more than satisfied. I was totally surprised that we even came in under budget.
Cake ingredients and topper $9
Extra groceries $5
Gas spent trying to find Indy cereal $2
Lego, crocs, water guns $16
Mining bags of rough $8
Total spent $40 (not including tax) = UNDER BUDGET!
For more frugal tips, visit Crystal’s blog  every Friday.
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