Do you have a child who will soon be celebrating a birthday? Are you worried about the cost of entertaining a bunch of kids? By having the party at home you will save loads of money by not needing to rent a venue. You can also cut costs by providing your own food and playing traditional party games instead of hiring an entertainer. However, although it’s a thrifty option, there are some things you need to consider to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Invites & Numbers
• The birthday child should have a party that includes his or her best friends. Some parents have a rule to invite as many children as will equal the birthday child’s age plus one more. However, it is up to you to decide what an appropriate number is, depending on the size of your home and the number of adults who will be there to help you supervise. Bear in mind that parents of over 5s may not stay for the party.
Follow these tips for baking perfect cupcake treats for your friends and family.
1. Fill your cupcake wells 1/2 to 2/3 full. Any more and you will get a gooey mess instead of a beautiful cupcake. If you use less than 1/2 a well of batter, then you will get wimpy cupcakes and will have to use extra frosting to make them look larger.
2. Choose the right cupcake pan. Good cupcake pans are shiny and on the heavy side. They will cook 6 to 12 cupcakes at a time. Large muffin pans don't work well for baking precious little cupcakes. Make sure you have 2 pans available because then you won't have to cool a pan before you finish baking your cupcakes. Two 12 well cupcake pans should be enough for one batch of cupcakes.