Birthday parties can be crazy expensive. I always want to find innovative and unique celebration ideas that do not require a bank loan. I also like ideas that are simple.
|Are my kids the only ones who manage to destroy part of the cake before it is cut?|
An interesting way to engage guests is to have them remark on the birthday child. For Ty and Za, my husband and I make a "top ten list" of the biggest changes, accomplishments, or cute things the birthday child has done in the past year. We make a poster out of them and post it during the party. We encourage our guests to add to the list. We compile the ideas into a page for the baby book.
It is fun, interactive, and very cheap. It makes for good conversation fodder when you have people around who don't necessarily know each other, too!