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These days, children’s birthday parties have become extravagant events and the different elements parents must think of and include can make the whole affair a very expensive one. 

Many parents feel as though they have to throw their child a massive party and invite as many people as they can to make the party a success. In addition to cake and food, goody bags are also given to guests consisting of toys and treats whose costs add up and by the time everything is said and done, a child’s birthday party ends up costing a fortune. If you do not want to be in this boat the next time it’s your turn to plan a party, here are some of the elements you must think about:

You need to be realistic about your finances so that you can plan a party accordingly. Planning is a key part of any successful party and bigger is not always better, so don’t feel like you have to compete with other parents because the right planning will ensure you throw a party your child really likes. Take their favourite characters and preferences in mind so that the party reflects the child’s personality and remember that you don’t have to go overboard so long as you stick to some type of theme. Planning based on your finances will ensure the process is not overwhelming so that you don’t become stressed. 

If you’d like to provide entertainment, there are several options that are available, so do some research to see what’s out there. Your child may want a DJ, magician, clown or photo booth and the great thing is that you can hire entertainment for a portion of the party instead of having them attend the whole thing. This will alleviate some of the costs and make it more affordable. Once the entertainment leaves, you can play fun party games, read stories or watch a child-friendly movie to help the kids unwind. 

The venue is very important and this aspect will likely be the most expensive element of the party. If your finances allow for it, you can rent a party room, restaurant or play place but doing it at home is another option you can consider if you have the space for it. Don’t try to compete to have the best party because spending more money does not guarantee happiness. Providing your child with a fun day and creating wonderful memories is something they will appreciate and remember forever, so don’t lose sight of what’s important. 

If you want a venue that is affordable and fun, contact Vaughan Sportsplex for your child’s next birthday party. They offer different programs and activities, including ball hockey, kid’s camp, and a soccer league so your child and their friends can create wonderful memories and have lots of fun together!