budget kids birthday party ideas

budget kids birthday party ideas

Make your kid’s birthday special without breaking the bank!”


Are you looking for budget-friendly ideas to make your kids birthday party a memorable one? Look no further! Here, you will find a variety of budget-friendly ideas to make your kids birthday party a fun and memorable one. From decorations to activities, we have you covered. With these ideas, you can create a unique and special birthday party for your child without breaking the bank. So, let’s get started!

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Kids Birthday Party Favors

Budget Kids Birthday Party

Throwing a birthday party for your kids can be a lot of fun, but it can also be expensive. If you’re looking for a way to save some money, consider making your own DIY birthday party favors. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re also a great way to show your guests how much you appreciate them. Here are some ideas for easy and inexpensive DIY kids birthday party favors.

One of the easiest and most affordable DIY birthday party favors is to make your own treat bags. All you need is some colorful paper bags, some ribbon, and some treats. Fill the bags with candy, stickers, or small toys, and tie them off with a ribbon. You can also add a personalized note or a thank you card to each bag.

Another great idea is to make your own play dough. All you need is some flour, salt, water, and food coloring. Mix the ingredients together and knead the dough until it’s smooth. Then, divide the dough into small balls and wrap them in plastic wrap. You can also add a personalized note or a thank you card to each ball.

Finally, you can make your own jewelry. All you need is some beads, string, and a few tools. Let your guests pick out their own beads and string and then help them make their own necklaces or bracelets. You can also add a personalized note or a thank you card to each piece of jewelry.

These are just a few ideas for easy and inexpensive DIY kids birthday party favors. With a little creativity and some basic supplies, you can make your own unique and special favors that your guests will love.

Tips for Planning a Fun and Affordable Kids Birthday Party

  1. Set a Budget: Before you start planning, decide how much you can afford to spend on the party. This will help you determine how many guests you can invite and what type of activities you can plan.
  1. Choose a Theme: Pick a theme that your child loves and will be excited about. This will help you narrow down the decorations, activities, and food you’ll need.
  2. Invite Guests: Make sure to invite only the number of guests that you can afford. You can save money by sending out digital invitations instead of paper ones.
  3. Plan Activities: Choose activities that are age-appropriate and that won’t break the bank. You can plan games like musical chairs, scavenger hunts, or even a craft project.
  4. Choose Food: You don’t have to go all out with the food. You can keep it simple with pizza, chips, and other snacks. You can also save money by making the cake yourself.
  5. Have Fun: Don’t forget to have fun! Kid’s birthday parties should be a time for everyone to enjoy themselves. Make sure to take lots of pictures and videos to remember the special day. Creative Ideas for Decorating a Kids Birthday Party1. Create a Balloon Arch: A balloon arch is a great way to add a festive touch to any birthday party. You can make one yourself with a few simple supplies, or you can purchase a kit from a party store.
  6. Hang Streamers: Streamers are an inexpensive way to add color and fun to any party. Hang them from the ceiling, around doorways, or even around furniture.
  7. Make a Photo Booth: Set up a fun photo booth with props and a backdrop. This is a great way to capture memories of the special day.
  8. Set Up a Craft Table: Kids love to get creative, so set up a craft table with supplies like markers, crayons, and construction paper.
  9. Have a Dance Party: Put on some fun music and let the kids dance the night away.
  10. Play Games: Set up some classic party games like pin the tail on the donkey or musical chairs.
  11. Have a Piñata: Piñatas are always a hit at kids’ birthday parties. Fill it with candy and let the kids take turns trying to break it open.
  12. Serve Fun Treats: Serve up some fun treats like cupcakes, cookies, and popcorn.
  13. Decorate with Balloons: Balloons are a must-have for any birthday party. Get creative and make balloon animals or spell out the birthday kid’s name with balloons.
  14. Have a Movie Night: Set up a movie night with a projector and some comfy blankets. Pop some popcorn and let the kids watch their favorite movie. How to Throw a Budget-Friendly Kid’s Birthday PartyThrowing a birthday party for your kids doesn’t have to break the bank. With a little creativity and some careful planning, you can throw a budget-friendly kid’s birthday party that your little one will love. Here are some tips to help you get started.
  15. Set a budget. Before you start planning, decide how much you’re willing to spend on the party. This will help you stay on track and make sure you don’t overspend.
  16. Choose a theme. Pick a theme that your child loves and that won’t cost a lot of money. For example, a superhero theme can be done with just a few decorations and some homemade costumes.
  17. Make your own decorations. You don’t have to buy expensive decorations to make your party look great. Get creative and make your own decorations with items you already have around the house.
  18. Have a potluck. Ask your guests to bring a dish to share. This will help keep costs down and make the party more fun.
  19. Skip the goody bags. Instead of buying goody bags, make a craft or game for the kids to do at the party. This will keep them entertained and save you money.
  20. Have the party at home. Having the party at home will save you money on venue rental fees. Plus, you can use your own decorations and supplies.

With a little planning and creativity, you can throw a budget-friendly kids birthday party that your little one will love. Have fun and enjoy the special day!

Planning a budget-friendly kids birthday party doesn’t have to be a challenge! Get creative and check out The Fun Pad for some great ideas. From DIY decorations to fun activities, you’ll find everything you need to make your child’s special day a success. Click here to get started!


We can help plan your kids Birthday party /Event

The Funpad can help make your child’s birthday even more special by providing entertainment at your child’s birthday party. The Funpad is a fully refurbished double-decker bus, fitted with the highest quality soft play equipment that comes to YOU, wherever you are, rain, hail or shine. Fully climate controlled, The FunPad provides you with a safe, unique and fun entertainment option, designed for children 3-12 years.

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The Funpad provides a unique incursion experience that can entertain kids for hours.
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● Developing core skills of movement enhances confidence, flexibility and coordination; all while the kids are having fun and being active.
● Movement can also play an important role when kids are learning and growing. It assists with concentration, focus and engagement along with building their self-esteem.

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  • Corporate are always looking for options for family events where kids can play safely. The Funpad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board. This gives parents a rest or the chance to look around and enjoy the event, knowing the children are being well supervised and are safe.
  • Guest can also have peace of mind as kids are burning their energy on the bus rather than keeping their parents engaged

Are you looking for a unique entertainment option for your youngest guests?

● The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board.
● Children will be able to play the day/night away.
● Full time supervisor on board minding the kids, keeping them engaged and managing the queues by sending them on rotation basis in a group of 20 kids at a time

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  • Make your party a special one by giving both kids and parents time to enjoy with their friends.
  • The FunPad can entertain your guests aged 3-12 years on board for hours.
  • Children will be happily occupied in a safe environment, under supervision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book The FunPad Bus?

For Birthday Bookings on weekend, you can book it yourself online at our booking page. You can book in 3 easy steps
1. On our bookings page, choose the date and time you wish to host your event.
2. If the time slot is available, proceed through the online booking system.
3. If your preferred date and/or time is not available or you require a longer booking time, please telephone our office on

For Events or any other booking please contact us at info@thefunpad.com.au or call us on 0485867861

Does the bus drive around as part of the party?

No, The FunPad remains stationary for the entirety of the party or event.

How does it work for Events/Fetes/Charity?

● Event organizers can hire the Funpad for the duration of the event (minimum 3 hours).

● We manage the queue by letting in 20 kids at a time for 5-10 mins on rotation basis.

● Costs are determined by the travel distance plus the hourly hire rate.

● The Funpad can then be a FREE activity for children – Or – to cover costs, charge an entry fee, say $2.00 – $5.00.

● We can attend your event for the entirety of your celebration or only part of it.

● The choice is yours with packages tailored to your specific needs.



Does your Staff has working with children Check ?

Yes, all our staff have working with children check

How does it work for Birthday Parties ?

We arrive 5-10 mins early to park and set up the bus, Kids enter by sanitizing their hands and the driver/host tells them the rules and introduces what’s inside the bus. Kids explore the bus for the first few minutes and then the driver starts playing games/activities to keep the kids engaged while they are on the bus. 

Do you have aircondition in the bus ?

Yes, The Funpad bus is fully airconditioned and self-powered, so no need to provide the power source. 

Whats inside the Bus?

The Funpad is jam-packed with certified soft play equipment and is sure to entertain. some of the things kids find inside are 

● Block buster
● Log ramps
● Ball pit
● Secret caves
● Monkey bars
● Punching bags
● Triangle deck climbs
● Web platforms
● Bouncy web tube
● Horizontal squeeze rollers
● Cavern crawl
● Spider bungee maze
● Jumbo slide
● Vertical squeeze
● Dance floor/disco
● Soft play shapes
● Pothole run

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