I dig it. Cheap and easy. AND colorful. I was chatting with a good friend of mine this week and asked her what she thought of a rubber band ring toss game for my next blog post (I had Minnesota State Fair on the brain). “I dig it. Cheap and easy. And colorful.” Her reply… Read More Rubber Band Ring Toss
Mmmmmm… there’s something about popcorn that makes you have to have it as soon as you smell it. Not only does it smell delicious, it’s super easy to make and even easier to buy already popped. Oh, and did I mention it’s really cheap? Giant bags of already popped popcorn can be found in the… Read More A PoPcOrN Party!
Create your very own animal puppets for your next birthday celebration. I made a blueberry blue dinosaur, cotton candy cat, and a limey lizard. I can’t pick a favorite – they are all fun and unique in their own way. I used supplies that I had laying around the house, which actually can all be… Read More Playful Puppet Party!
Send rockets into outer space at your next birthday party. Have a contest to see whose rocket can fly the farthest, play rocket tag, or make rocket targets for prizes! You’ll only need two things for this activity, paper and straws, which is what makes it so inexpensive, accessible, and RAD!
Bingo Charades… everyone’s going to love it! Have one person (preferably an adult who isn’t playing) call out a charade from the list and watch as everyone playing acts it out before they mark their card. For example, if the announcer calls “ZOMBIE,” all players would act like zombies until the announcer instructs them to… Read More BiNgO Charades!
If your birthday girl/boy loves creating, coloring, story telling, and bursting out into laughter, then flip books have to happen at their party. I was able to create my flip book for FREE which always gets me excited since I am on a budget. Feel FREE (ha!) to use whatever you can find in your… Read More Funny Flip Books
As fun and affordable as it is to host a party in your own home, it’s also nice to get out and about with the kiddos for an adventure. I’m thinking… a mini bowling party and then off to the fire station! So let’s start at home with some fire fighter themed bowling and puppy… Read More Stop! Drop! AND BOWL!
Potatoes and birthday parties? You may be thinking french fries and potato salad but I’m thinking POTATO CRAFTS. Potatoes make some pretty awesome art and are so inexpensive… which makes them perfect for a low-budget party activity. The kiddos are going to love this! Did you know that potatoes are just one of the many… Read More Potato People Party!
Imagination and birthday parties go hand in hand. That is why I decided to dream up a fun way to make superhero finger puppets for next to no money at all. All you need for finger puppets is – Paper – I used construction paper. Tape – to tape your cone together so it doesn’t unravel. Drawing/Coloring… Read More Superhero Finger Puppets!
An ice cream sundae bar is the next best thing to having a birthday cake. Actually, maybe it’s better? Having a cake is really fun, don’t get me wrong. Hearing the Happy Birthday song and expanding my lungs to blow out the candles is still one of my favorite things to do on my birthday.… Read More IcE cReAm SuNdAe BaR