Let’s face it, kid’s birthday parties are pricey.
Even if you aren’t over the top.
Even if you aren’t fancy.
Just sending invitations, providing food, finding a way to decorate and keeping them entertained can add up.
I’ve gone all out in the past – baked and crafted and decorated…. and then slumped to the floor in an exhausted, spent heap when it was all over – vowing to find a different way next year.
I have two summer birthday babies – so naturally, taking advantage of the outdoors is always an option. (though, sometimes – that summer heat? WHEW! It can really be too much. Last year, the small dude was sick the night after his party from over-heating.
But this post isn’t about how crafty I’m NOT, but rather, how I completely eliminated the expense of invitations all-together, and still found a way to be a bit creative. This was Cooper’s birthday invitation from LAST year: