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Low Budget Cookies and Milk Party


A low budget cookies and milk themed birthday for a sweet little boy

Design Inspiration

I was looking for a low budget ideas for my toddler 2nd birthday, something non traditional, fun and easy to create.

Decorating Style

Thrift store, dollar store fan, modern, non traditional

Project Details

Number of guests: Approx: 50

Party budget: Appro $220.00

Budget breakdown:


Hair cut: $10.00

pants $4.50

vest,tie,socks,shirt:  www.unique thrift $10.00

shoes: free

Decor/Food/ etc

Photography: diy free

Thank you card: .99 cent store $1.00(8pcs)

cake stand: free (on hand)

jars/bottles: free (on hand)

wish jar: free(diy)

cookie monster puppet: free

Air balloom .99 cent store $5.00

chair rental(10pcs) $15.00

Ballooms/Cutery/Candies etc .99 cent dollar store appr$20

Paper straws $13.00

Photo frame: 99.cent store

Party hat: $.72 (8pcs) on sale

Invitations: Walmart: $12.64

Place mat/napkins: appr $3.00

Cookies: $18.00

Candle: $1.99

Gift Paper(decorative) $3.99

Goody bag toys: $5.00

Food: Fine Fare supermarket $74.00 (cake(pathmark)and cupcake(diy) free brought by godmother)

What we served

1. Mini croissants with potted meat, peanut butter  and  jelly, ham and cheese

2. Assortment of chips/dips

3. Tossed salad

4. Potato salad

5. Yucca mojo

6. Fruit salad

7.Rice with peas

8. Chicken

9. cookie buffett

10. cake/cupcakes

Alcohol: Wine,beer, rum  free (provided by godfather))

 We registed for gifts at we got monstly toys and clothes and about $400 cash

Favorite Items

The eatable chocolate chip lollipop favor!, it was a huge hit


Try thirft store and dollar store, you dont have to break the bank to have a wonderful,low budget birthday.