(CNN) - A child's happiness is priceless, especially on a birthday. But kids' demands and peer pressure from other parents can turn a little party into a budget buster. Here are some tips for curbing costs and teaching children some important lessons.
- Let children make their own invitations or send them via email
- Keep food and cake simple, another thing you can do at home, for less.
- Don't go overboard on party favors. A fun activity can be a takeaway guests make themselves.
- Choose an affordable venue like a community park
- Include your child in the party planning
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