I had planned a budget birthday party in the park for my little girl that involved play equipment, an obstical course & treasure hunt on a bush trail. Unfortunately Mother Nature had different ideas & we got hit with an impressive amount of rain.
Due to the amount of people & kids, our only option was to hire a hall ($105) & pay an upfront bond ($300) that will be refunded by cheque… In the mail…
So I had to try & come up with late notice, budget friendly things for the kids to do inside. Some mums are great at organising kids to do all the normal party games – I’m not that mum haha. I don’t have the confidence nor enthusiasm required to wrangle 18 kids ranging from 1-6yrs.
So instead we set up a craft table with textas, stamps, glitter pens & stickers where they designed their own bats for the balloons (preferred their hands) & loot bags.
We also set up a big fort with tables together, tablecloths over the top & glow sticks hanging inside.
Then there was the food ‘bar’ which was demolished astonishingly fast.
My sister in law also did face painting which was a huge hit.
We did have a couple of ball games planned but you know what the kids preferred? To run around kicking & throwing balloons & dancing. Having a stage was an added bonus.
Lastly was the cake… This was the idea from Pinterest I was basing the cake on…
It was a bit rough in the end but came out good enough to make Abbey happy & that’s all that matters ✌️
In the end the rain didn’t matter, she had an absolute blast. I still can’t believe she’s now 6…