Frugal Kids Birthday Party

Recently I posted about the Pirates and Princesses Party I was planning for my 5 year. It did not go as planned. For reasons outside of my control I was unable to have it at my house. I discovered this the day I got back from FinCon. The party was planned to be held in 4 days, so not a lot of time to do anything about it.

Instead of everything I had planned, we moved the party to the park up the road from my house. Kids still came dressed up and they had a great time playing at the park.

I laid a blanket on the ground and the kids were so excited to be having a picnic, especially my daughter. I just had chips, fairy bread, sausage rolls and some cup cakes. It was held mid afternoon, so we didn’t need a lot. In case you don’t know what fairy bread is, it is just bread, buttered and covered in sprinkles.

I did face painting on all the kids, well the girls. The boys were not interested. Butterflies, love hearts and stars were the favourite things to have painted on cheeks.

I have never done it before, but my sister had given me face paints a while ago and I figured it couldn’t be too hard to do some basic things for 5 year olds.

I managed to forget the cake, but since I had cupcakes we stuck candles in them instead, then my daughter got another cake when she got home. I was so glad she picked the easiest design possible.

We also played pass the parcel and everyone got a prize. I’m so glad the weather was good and everyone had a fun time. It cost hardly anything, but the birthday girl had her party and that was all that mattered to me.


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  1. It’s wonderful Kylie that you have come so far and can continue to be open and honest about your life and your struggles.

  2. Bummer about the change in plans! Still looks just adorable…and I am 100% sure the kids didn’t notice:).

  3. Looks like the kids had a blast during the party! We don’t really have to spend a lot to celebrate our kid’s birthdays. Well.. because I don’t have one just yet. My is due in January 🙂 However, I can’t wait to plan my little girls bday’s

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