Whether you’re keen on a DIY party or outsourcing the entire thing, you can give your child a great birthday bash on a realistic budget.
You’ve had a cool time at the Spur for the last few years, but now you need to raise your game. Here are the rad parties your kids really want, and with a no-fuss RCS Personal Loan they’re totally doable.
Jump on the unicorn bandwagon and throw a magical party with bracelet making and “pin the tail on the unicorn”. Let them decorate their own unicorn horns using ice cream cones, icing, sprinkles and edible glitter. Set the mood with anything from pink lemonade, candy floss and funfetti cookies to paper lanterns, confetti balloons and a unicorn piñata. Or visit online shop I Love This & That to pick up a unicorn-themed Party In A Box (R450).
CAMP OUT AT HOME
Keep it super simple with tents in the garden and grub like hot dogs, chips, s’mores and sour worms. Then wear them out for bedtime with tug of war, sack races, capture the flag and a nature-inspired scavenger hunt. Mini torches make the perfect party favour and will add to the night-time fun (from R19.99, The Crazy Store).
Guaranteed to win you cool points, tweens can get their sing on using apps like KaraokeCast and Sing! Karaoke by Smule. Or, if you feel that karaoke has a permanent place in your family then you can pick up your own singing machine (SML385 Karaoke System, R1 799, Loot). Hit The Crazy Store for dressing room props like wigs, sunglasses and glow sticks and get everyone involved in a game of Sing or Dare.
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Movie night in the lounge was SO last year. Now it’s all about big screens in the back garden and blankets on the lawn. We can’t deny that popcorn under the stars is pretty great. Don’t struggle with a dodgy projector, just give MovieNight.co.za a call and they’ll get you kitted out.
MINUTE TO WIN IT
A sure-fire winner, this is a party with a small budget and a big fun factor. You’ll need items such as Oreo Cookies, Smarties, straws, ping pong balls, plastic cups and bouncy balls. Then get online to find out how to play Ball Drop, Suck It Up, Junk In The Trunk, Elephant March and Face Cookie.
TAKE IT AWAY
Save your house and your sanity with these three no-fuss parties:
S.W.A.T Laser Tag – be stealthy, be quick and enjoy the challenge of taking on the “enemy”.
Artee Parteez – whether you love art and science or you’re a code-cracking, LEGO-building genius, they have a party for you. They even do LEGO parties for adults!
Acrobranch – keep boredom at bay with a two-hour adventure of treetop obstacles and zip lines.
RENT A SUPERHERO
Be the ultimate superhero and arrange for your child’s favourite character to come along and wish them happy birthday. Go pro or hire a costume yourself and do your best “I am Batman” impression.
THROW A KILLER BIRTHDAY BASH WITH AN RCS PERSONAL LOAN
Let us help you throw your kid the party they deserve. An RCS Personal Loan is really easy to apply for and will give you the cash you need within 24 hours. With flexible repayment options you can have peace of mind and join in the fun!
* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.