Your Child and a Birthday: Help Them Plan

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How can I make my child birthday be fun but still keep my budget?

Your Child and a Birthday: Help Them Plan

For a child, a birthday party can be the big social event of their year. Set up guidelines for them to help you plan. For younger children, give them a set number of people they can invite and a number of games you can play. Don't let them be overwhelmed by all the planning that is involved but do let them be a part of it. As they get older, they can get more involved.

Teenagers can be given a firm budget they can work within. If they want to do an expensive activity, then they can choose to invite fewer friends. If they want a big party, help them plan a fun party at home where the money can be spent on food and decorations rather than admission to a theme park for example. For each child, a birthday has different motivators. Some want games; others want to do an activity like ice skating or swimming. Let them learn how to plan and budget in an age-appropriate way.

   

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6/6/2007 11:30:29 AM
Abigail said:

Hey this tip is okay i would just like more of it please!!!!In Christ




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