We recently had my pre-schoolers (ie no longer toddler!) fourth birthday celebration. Alhamdulillah
We were sad not to have our usual bigger crowd to share in her happy day but given the cold weather we had to host indoors and therefore kept it safe with just 1 family to join us this time. And let’s face it, my two little ones make a party by themselves already! Having it at home also meant zero venue costs and fortunately I have the space to host this way.
She chose the theme : Kitty cats which was cute and easy to work with.
My aim is to keep costs low, and fun factor high! I enjoy the little touches to bring a theme together and have also realised that keeping it simple makes it more enjoyable for the kids as they can enjoy all the elements - and easier for me (to not get overwhelmed and also enjoy the preparations!)
I rarely spend more than 100 TL a pop by being smart with decor, re-purposing elements each year and making most things myself. So here is what we put together this year :
|Cat themed tableware|
Top Tip: Use plates/cups/serviettes as an essential part of the decor to bring the theme alive!
I have found that theres nothing more fun for kids than to eat their favourite snacks from cute colourful plates- on party day and beyond. Therefore, I choose to spend my money on matching serving tableware (this time I got it all from Partidunyasi) and often keep extra stuff for special snack time on another day.website to make a sign. We blew balloons and I printed a cat sign to add to a frame which I placed on the table as well. here) which were a great hit! All you need is string/elastic, stapler and a stanley knife to cut the holes for the eyes. I also had a pin the tail on the cat game prepared but we didn't get to it - saved it for later! I like to the traditional party games so we also did musical chairs which is always loads of fun for the kids.
So you seem its really to easy to throw a kids party (and stay sane in the process!)by keeping things simple and using whats available like free printables and things you have on hand already.
Lastly, home brewed karak chai made by my dear friend Sabreen, a perfect way to end a beautiful birthday 😻
Next post: Part two : Family Zoom party