Birthday Parties

Lauren’s sweet 16

When my daughter turned 16, I asked her if she wanted a car, or a party, and to my surprise, she chose a party. I knew I had to make her party spectacular, but on a budget, of coarse.

First thing I did was call around to all the banquet facilities in the area, and find the one that could meet my budget. Next I had to research decorations and ideas. I came up with the idea of having a black and white damask themed party, and it was stunning.

This is what I found:

    beautiful damask table runners : ebay for $72.00 ($12.00 each)

    stunning black candelabras : Zgallerie for $39.99 each

   glass jars for my candy table : yard sales $1.00- $6.00 each

   bags of Candy: Sam’s club $40.00

   banquet facility  $1800.00 ($25.00 a person plus tax and gratuity)

   gorgeous Topsy turvy cake (included in banquet charge)

  daughter’s dress : ebay $60.00

  DJ I think cost around $300.00

  Damask box to hold all her cards $21.00 with coupon at Michael’s

  Poster size collage of pictures of her : Snapfish $22.00

  17 candles for her to light:IKEA under $20.00

Total: between $2500-2600.00

Birthday party on a dime…

  10-1-2011 My daughter’s birthday was approaching and funds were low, so this is what i did.   Strawberry shortcake Invitations…….Purchased 3 packs at a garage sale 1.50 Glass jars for dessert table………………Garage sale 10.00 Giant campfire marshmallows ………..Christmas tree shoppe    3.00 Candy…………..given to my kids by their uncle………………FREE Sticks , bags and chocolate…