Savvy and Simple Money Saving Tips #5

Birthdays parties demand we employ some money saving tips or they can cost FAR too much …..

Saving money on birthdays

  • Have a present drawer. I am buying lots in the sales at the moment that will keep us going throughout the year
  • Chloe (my daughter)  makes her friends presents we buy canvas and she does photo montages or craft on them.
  • I get the kids to make birthday cards for their friends instead of buying them
  • Instead of buying different wrapping paper for every occasion I buy a big roll of brown paper and get the children to decorate the required size depending on the occasion it is needed for
  • Why not visit your local scrapstorefor craft materials, they are like Aladdin’s caves of fab ideas. My local one has ribbon, cards and envelopes too, great for the present drawer
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Aren’t these ideas great! Fun activities for your kids as well as cheaper birthdays!



With thanks (in order) to Emma who blogs about her fabulous family life at Emma and 3

Emma Vansotne blogs at Mummy Mummy Mum about life with her lovely 3 kids

Sarah blogs at Boo Roo and Tigger Too where she taslks about juggling motherhood with working and childcare too

 Penny blogs at Parentshaped a UK family travel blog about all things parent shaped!


More money saving tips …

If you have a money saving tip to share on this new weekly feature I would love to hear from you. Please email me at A photo would be fab too but not essential. Please make sure it is short and sweet and easy to achieve. Thank you


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