If your child is having a birthday, you want to plan a party for them that’s fun, exciting and stands apart from all the other kid’s parties. Many people think that you have to spend a lot of money to give your child a great party, but that simply isn’t true. You can save your money but still throw a party to remember. All it just take some creativity, imagination and planning. Combine these with a little effort, and your child will have a party that they’ll always remember.

If your child is old enough, involve them in the party planning. Decide what your budget is ahead of time and then start looking for party planning ideas. The internet is a great place to look, as there are plenty of sites with ideas for kid’s birthday party. You can find instructions for party games, recipes, decorating ideas, loot bag ideas and even free invitation designs that you can print out yourself. Write down any ideas that you think are good, and then work with your child to decide what ones you want to use and that will fit into your budget. Now the fun begins!

One item that you will want to purchase for the party is some custom printed lanyards to give to the guests as they arrive These will come in really handy, as you can attach a name tag to each lanyard so you will know, at a glance, who each child is. If the child has any food allergies, you can also have them print that on the tag as well, so you’ll know what snacks they can or can’t eat. You can even set up an area where the kids can create and decorate their own nametags. Just set out the tags, some crayons, colored pencils or markers, some stickers and stamps. One the kids have finished, have them clip the tag to their lanyard and they’ll be ready to move on to the next activity.

It’s important to keep the kids entertained, and one really fun way to do it is with party games. They don’t have to be complicated to be fun. Kids love limbo and dance contests (they always get a big kick out of “The Bird Dance”), pin the tail on the donkey, Twister and other simple games. The winner of the game can be awarded a special “ first place winner “ tag which they can attach to their lanyard and take home with them. These may sound like very simple items, but they are something the kids will be proud to win and show their mom and dad when they get home.

Custom lanyards can easily fit into your party planning budget and theme. They are inexpensive, come in a wide range of colors, and can be custom printed with your child’s name, age and year. If the children are small, you may want to consider purchasing custom “break away “ lanyards that won’t present a choking hazard. You can also choose lanyards with a pen at the end instead of a clip. These come in a variety of colors and patterns and make great party favors that the kids will be able to use long after the party is over.

Planning your child’s birthday party can be a lot of fun. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give your child a great party. All you need is some creativity, some time, and some custom printed lanyards!