One in five parents have cut how much they spend on children’s birthdays, says new poll.
Research by supermarket Asda revealed 1/3 of mums and dads admit they are now inviting fewer children to parties to try and cut costs.
Instead of cutting the guest list try try some of our simple cost saving ideas...
* Dress your partner as a clown and play some silly games.
* Bake your own cake or make cupcakes and let the children decorate them as part of the entertainment.
* Make your own invites on the computer – or get your child to help draw and decorate some.
* Play old fashioned games like sleeping lions, pass the parcel or have a treasure hunt.
Alternatively share your birthday party pictures with us for our back page smiles feature in Practical Parenting. You could win a fantastic Jessops prize. Email your images to email@example.com and call your email ‘back page smiles’.
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