Children's birthday parties are often costly affairs. Although weddings are more expensive, birthdays come every year. To control some of the costs, avoid serving food at the party.
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Forbes offers some tips on controlling party costs. If you time the party right, you'll avoid spending money on a full meal.
What an awful host, right? But parents spend 56% of their birthday party budget, the bulk of it, on food according to the Babycenter.com poll. Find a food-free time of day to host your party — like 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. — so you're not expected to serve a meal. And shout it far and wide: There Will Be Cake!
As well, you'll avoid some dietary restrictions and allergies by focusing on just the dessert.