The idea of throwing a princess or superhero party can seem extremely expensive, but it doesn't need to be! We specialize in reducing your party planning stress level by providing you with activities, invitations, and entertainment all in one affordable package!
A Regal Characters birthday celebration break-down:
Affordable Venue: Your home, a park, a community center, your backyard or even a restaurant!
Affordable Food and Drink:
Dressed-up Hotdogs: Hot dogs are one of the simplest and most inexpensive foods that appeal to many kids. You can buy them in bulk, and they also come in vegetarian and vegan options. Better yet, you can toss a few on the grill for parents as well. For a special twist on hot dogs, think outside the bun. If you're in need of a savory appetizer to balance out birthday sweets, bake some pigs in a blanket. Hot dog halves or cocktail sausages, wrapped with premade biscuit dough are quick, delicious and perfectly kid-sized. Or, if you're looking for an entree, set up a hot dog bar. Put out the mayo, mustard and ketchup as usual and also provide chopped onion, pickle relish, coleslaw, chili and cheese. Kids can load up their dogs to their liking and chow down for cheap.
Ice Cream Parlour: Often, the birthday foods that kids care about the most are cake and ice cream. They could take or leave everything else. For the birthday kid with a certified sweet tooth, an ice cream sundae bar is a cool concept that doesn't cost much. Pick up bulk-sized ice cream tubs; those with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry will suit most flavor preferences. Chocolate and caramel syrup are must-haves. You could also chop up some berries, peaches and pineapple for a healthier touch. Crumble the birthday kid's favorite cookies and candy bars for additional toppings. Don't worry about buying ice cream cones; bowls and spoons are easier to manage. Guests can top their ice cream however they choose, but adults should handle the scooping and syrup squirting for younger groups.
Trail Mix: When looking for a healthier alternative to excessively sweet or salty fare, trail mix could be an excellent substitute. If you think that trail mix is a snooze of a snack to serve at a kid's birthday party, reconsider its potential. You can mix up a wide variety of foods and call it a trail mix. For a Dora the Explorer or safari-themed party, go for the traditional nuts, raisins and pretzels mix. If you have a tiny superstar to celebrate, toss together popcorn, peanuts and chocolate-covered raisins for a more cinematic interpretation. Cheese-flavored crackers, bagel chips, dried fruits, sesame sticks and candy-coated chocolate pieces are also yummy additions. When picking the ingredients, get the birthday boy or girl involved. This is a great snack that can incorporate many favorite munchies and will include at least one item that all the guests enjoy. And since trail mixes often include nuts, don't forget to ask ahead about allergies.
Sandwiches: Sandwiches are one of the easiest party foods to prepare without spending a lot of cheese. Toddlers will especially like the offering since it's something familiar and easy to nibble on. Peanut butter and jelly is a classic way to go (minding any peanut allergies), although feel free to spice them up with different jams, banana slices and cut strawberries. Likewise, deli turkey and ham with optional cheddar or Swiss slices are sure to satisfy. If you're concerned that sandwiches on a plate look too humdrum for the festive occasion, get out the cookie cutters. Although you'll waste a bit of bread, the fun shapes can coordinate to the party theme and entertain the hungry guests.
Pizza: Ask birthday kids what they'd like to eat at their parties, and you can bet that most of them will request pizza. And that's a good thing for your wallet. Many pizza chain restaurants offer discounts for high-volume orders. You can also whip up a few homemade pies for minimal money. Some local pizzerias sell their dough for few bucks per pie, or you can purchase pre-made dough, flatbread or bagels at the grocery store. All you need after that is some sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Other low-cost toppings include chopped veggies, canned pineapple and sautéed ground beef or sausage. With some adult supervision, kids can also help make the pizzas as an entertaining activity. Now, that's a real two-for-one deal!
Cookies: Peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle -- you won't find too many foods kids like better than cookies. Lucky for the budget-conscious host, they can also be incredibly cheap to make, as long as you go homemade. Baking staples like flour, sugar, eggs and baking soda are very inexpensive ingredients, especially if you choose the store brand. Chocolate chips are the only piece of the puzzle than can cost much more than a buck, but even then you can find great deals if you look for sale items or generics. Kids typically don't notice whether the chocolate is gourmet or the standard fare. For a little extra birthday appeal, look for cookie cutters in fun shapes at the dollar store and decorate your stars, hearts and bunnies with bulk sprinkles.
Affordable Invitations: All of our packages include FREE digital invitations with our characters on them. You can create your invites and send them out all in one place!
Affordable Entertainment & Activities:
Our 1-Hour Package is $160 TOTAL with no additional fees and includes:
Meet & Greet Storytelling Face Painting Birthday Ceremony Photo Opportunities Singing Happy Birthday Autographed Birthday Card 3-Month Pen Pal Subscription You can reserve now with a partial payment of: $70
Your remaining balance will not be due until the day of your celebration!
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