After along talk with Josh from my party budget and funding department I had to make some major changes to Lily's party. My total budget is going to be $150 and not a drop more. That sort of funds is not going to work for the bubble party. So after throwing a mini fit - followed with looking at the calender and realizing Disney World and unpaid maternity leave were coming up - I came up with a new party plan.
A Drive In Movie
I will gather up boxes from the hospitals (for free)
The kids will arrive at 6pm. They will spend about 1/2 hour making these boxes into cars. I will already have them started with wheels, lights and the tops cut. The kids will add stickers, decorations, etc. I will also have little snack baskets strapped to the side.
Then I will have a concession stand set up. When the kids get there they will get a little paper wallet with some coins in it. The kids can buy popcorn, sodas, and little candy bars. I will then play a movie on a sheet posted against the house. Just something like a collection of Mickey Mouse cartoons. I am borrowing the projector from my brother inlaw.
After about 45 mins or so of cartoons we will stop and do cake and presents. (Which I really want to make it a no presents party.) Then I have one little craft for them. They ink their hands and place prints on a star. Then they sign their names. Just like in Hollywood.
Box's - Free
Car decore - $30
Candy/food - 40-50
Craft = $10
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