Credit crunch hits children’s parties

One in five parents have cut how much they spend on children’s birthdays, says new poll.

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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.

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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.

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* Play old fashioned games like sleeping lions, pass the parcel or have a treasure hunt.

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