Preparing for your kid’s party is an exciting task. However, it is also tedious. Of course, as a parent, we want the best for our child but we also need to be grounded on the costs. Now, how and where do we start? Here’s a guide:
Plan the budget
As early as childhood, you need to teach your kids how to spend money wisely. Why not start with his or her birthday party? Let them choose whatever party they want as long as they conform with the budget. Show them the amount of money you prepare for the party. Breakdown the money into major expenses like food, decoration, entertainment and giveaways. Now, talk to your child and teach him or her solve the problem.
Number of invited guests
Prepare a list of people that will be invited to the event. Consult this with your child and see if they have other people in mind like former classmate or teachers. After that, start with the seating arrangement and program.
Weighing between needs and wants
Splurging is okay but make sure this falls into the need category like food and entertainment. Just like what’s mentioned above, you need to ask your child what they are willing sacrifice if they want to add something else. For example, if they choose to get inflatable slide or castle, they should cut the guest list or change the giveaways. If they agree with your deal, then good.
Invest in catering supplies
Just because birthdays are once a year doesn’t mean you don’t invest in cooking wares and other supplies. Why not start early and purchase catering supplies like knives, sausage-making machine, or hand tools? You can use this for a long time in any kind of event whether graduation, debuts, or anniversaries. Contact CQ Butchers & Catering Supplies to learn more.