We often start out wanting a simple birthday party for our kiddos, but it doesn’t always stay simple. Sometimes it feels like hosting birthday parties means we have to break the bank or leave behind minimalist principles. I’m hoping to show you that this isn’t true.
My sweet daughter turned 7 recently. We hosted a simple birthday party for her this past weekend, and I thought I’d share some of the principles that helped make it easy, inexpensive, and FUN!
To spice up this post, I’m going to use an old American wedding custom to share what we did. 😀
SOMETHING NEW: Gifts! As little as I like adding more items to our home, I don’t forbid my kids from receiving birthday gifts. I don’t want to impose minimalism on them but only strive to encourage them to develop the minimalist mindset over time as they mature. (Note: One way to keep from having birthday gift overkill or experiencing party drama, limit the guest list so you child can truly spend time with the children who attend.)
SOMETHING BORROWED: We have dear friends who own a bounce house. This was the hit of the party! There were no games or activities planned except to let the kids jump until they were exhausted, feed them cake, then let them jump off their sugar highs. Pretty simple schedule! (BONUS: After the party, we kept the bounce house going for 2 more hours and neighbor kids came to play. It was a great relationship builder, 100% free.)
SOMETHING BLUE: Party favors. Mackenzie likes the color blue…here she is sporting a pair of her party favor glasses. We also gave Ring Pops, notepads, and pens to the guests.
Invitations + Cake + party favors = approximately $60
How do you give the kid(s) in your life a simple birthday party?