This week I started the plans for Liz’s 11th birthday! She of course wanted a sleepover, and to take some friends to the movies. I searched for what was coming out and found that Hotel Transylvania 2 was in theaters on her birthday weekend. I knew it was a perfect fit. The look on Liz’s face when I mentioned it gave me a 100% YES!
There is a lot of money to be saved when it comes to giving gifts. I found this out the hard way when my daughter started school. In junior kindergarten she was invited to about 10 birthdays! Most of these I had about a week (or less) notice. So I ended up having to buy a lot of gifts at full price. I have a maximum amount I will spend so I had to work a bit harder to keep under budget. Fast forward to today, there are a lot gifts we give out during the year. These include birthdays, Christmas, Easter, weddings & baby gifts just to name a few. We have a large group of friends that we love as well as nephews, parents, siblings and of course our family of 5! Wow thinking about all of it reminds me I need to start budgeting for Christmas now.
I like to have a little thank you gift for the kids that come to our birthday parties. You can easily spend tons of money on these. Especially if there is a good number of kids, William’s party had 12 kids invited, plus our 3. Can you say crazy house full?
So I wanted a nice treat but didn’t want to spend a lot. I found the Thomas The Train cups at Party City and went from there.