For some unknown reason when I was 13, my family stopped celebrating my birthday. Why? you ask. I still to this day have NO idea.
So, instead, I live vicariously through my children. My ‘peanut’ will be 7 in a few short weeks. I theme Every birthday party to age 14. After that, they get to choose a cool thing to do with friends and family just send cash/gift cards, if they choose. But the little man still gets a themed party and this year he choose:
Pinterest has been fantastic for ideas!! I’ll put up links later today to these great ideas!
His grandmother is making a cake similar to this!
Photobooth Idea- just need to find a Sign Company to print this. http://www.etsy.com/shop/andersruff/search?search_query=modern+lego&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5783916&shopname=andersruff
for easy purchasing. The above image was from her sons birthday… I love EVERYTHING about it!
An idea for the entrance!
from the inside of a lego store somewhere on earth… I think I’ll take the ceiling cue to create a wall of lego shapes made out of posterboard in lego colors… cheap and a major statement.
More ideas in the next post!
I came across this article from $5 Dinner Ideas for an inexpensive party idea written by Dana Strohmaier for her 3 kiddos whose birthdadys are all within a week of each other. Read her and check out her FABULOUS site!
The 67 cent Birthday Dinner
by Dana S on March 20, 2012
- Pb & J Sandwiches cut into dog shapes with a cookie cutter (freezing instructions if you want to make these ahead of time)
- Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
- Baby Carrots (ie. bunny food)
- Gummy Fish swimming in Blue Jello (instructions)
Our “Doggy Bags”
- Loaf of bread: $1.29
- 3/4 of jar of Peanut Butter: $1.94
- 1/2 jar of Jelly: $0.70
- Box of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies: $3.39
- 4 boxes of Mixed Berry Jello + 1/2 bag of Gummy Fish: $3.68
- Bag of Baby Carrots: $1
Total Cost: $12 or $0.67 per child
What is your favorite way to save on birthday meals?
Article by Dana
Dana Strohmaier is a registered dietitian who loves to nourish her family for less! While working hard to pay off debt, she has learned to shop for healthy food on a limited budget of only $15/person per week. Dana is taking a break from blogging on her own blog but can’t wait to share deals here at $5 Dinners!