1. Don’t buy themed decorations
Your kid might really want those Paw Patrol-themed decorations, but they’re quite pricey! Going with simple, solid-coloured paper products will save you a lot in the long run. So ask your little one which colour he’d like and then buy napkins, paper plates and cups in that shade.
When it comes to decorating, buy one themed item and then craft the rest. Have scrap fabric, paper or plastic lying around the house? Try making a DIY banner or bunting, like this one.
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