Cheap and easy party ideas your kids will love

Before the invitations go out, before you find yourself dashing down the aisles of your local supermarket frantically searching for party hats and plastic cups, an all-important theme needs to be picked. No longer confined to sugar coated, pink princess parties for her and football parties for him, the options for pint-size partygoers are limitless.

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Cheap and easy party ideas your kids will love

Before the invitations go out, before you find yourself dashing down the aisles of your local supermarket frantically searching for party hats and plastic cups, an all-important theme needs to be picked. No longer confined to sugar coated, pink princess parties for her and football parties for him, the options for pint-size partygoers are limitless.

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Let the planning begin...

Make your little one's party extra-special by choosing a unique theme and activities for the celebration.

The afternoon tea party

Cupcake, balloons and flowers - an afternoon tea party should be filled with all of your daughters favourite things. For this party, clear out a space in your kitchen or garden. Find a table, one decorative tablecloth and a pretty china set for a nostalgic, Alice in Wonderland feel and then leave the girls to chatter.

A water party

Take advantage of your back garden and its resilience to good, messy fun! Boys have a real knack for getting dirty, so a water party that allows children to splish and splash all day is a perfect party pick, especially when expecting a house full of boisterous boys. The best bit? Parents don't have to worry about breakages - an easy win.

The seasonal party

The best way to say a big hello to summertime is with a seasonal celebration. Fruit, vegetables, meat and fish all taste at their best as they reach a peak in summer, so make the most of this with a refreshingly healthy spread that the little ones will love tucking into.

Crafts for kids

If you are planning a party from scratch and on a budget this one is perfect. Transform your back garden into a makeshift studio space for mini artists to splatter, splodge, stamp and dodge all day. All you need is a table or two, ready-mixed paints and brushes.

Piñata game

A piñata guarantees fun for all; you can make your own or go to town with decorations and embellishments on a store-bought version. When the piñata breaks, let the kids make a mad dash for the treat - candies, whistles and plastic toys.

Kids' party cakes

Get the cake right and you are well on you’re already half-way there...

Crawly caterpillar

Crawly caterpillar

No birthday celebration is complete without a fun, caterpillar cake. Remember to sprinkle smarties along the back of you caterpillar.

Pirate cake

Pirate cake

A sturdy ship balancing on waves of blue icing will set the scene for a nautical themed birthday party.

Little piggies

Little piggies

Look to the farmyard for this tasty cakes inspiration, made to make little ones giggle.

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