Piñata and Goodie Bags-$50
Mommy’s hard work and frantic running around… PRICELESS!
Although, I am not sure that last part is really what I want to “remember”.
But, this year, my daughter, Rylee, mentioned she wanted a “Candy” themed party after she saw (and went in on the purchase) of the cake Katie made for our church’s children’s dept.
So, when I approached Katie, she had a WONDERFUL idea…
This year, cut back on the cost and plan the party WITH Rylee and TOGETHER throw a nice "Sweet Shoppe" party on a budget. Well, she had me sold on the idea but would Rylee be sold?
Oh yes she was! She absolutely LOVED every minute of it…
From shopping at the Dollar Store for decorations...
To picking out candy for her candy buffet (which doubled as both decoration and party favors)...
To helping hand make each and every Lollipop themed invitation...
Oh, yes, the party store will have to do without the Oldfield girls, because we both agree this will now be a YEARLY tradition.
Now for those who are just anxious to know if we truly saved… I figure we saved about $62.00.
Guest Post: Misty Oldfield
I really could not believe just how much Rylee enjoyed this activity. She is a little cake decorator and party planner and cook all wrapped up in one little soccer loving little girl!!
She is now on a mission to plan others parties and decorate their cakes...a girl after my own heart...and I love it!!!
You can always get more bang for your buck when you are creative, look for deals, and do the work yourself. Although, you won't just save money, you will have a lot of fun in the process.
Photo Credit: Jenny Walters Photography
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