Yes, everyone’s birthday is special… But when you have a child who LOVES parties and you live to make them happy, you try to get everything (that you possibly don’t even need) to throw a great celebration. My daughter’s birthday happens to be 3 weeks after Christmas and 2 weeks after New years which means stores are clearancing the holiday products. Check out the top reasons why I think birthdays or parties hosted 2+ weeks after any major holidays are the BEST…
Top Reason #1:
If your child’s birthday (or anyone rather) falls a few short weeks after Christmas or New years, Then you’ll be glad to know that you can find holiday gifts (toys, gift sets, jewelry, etc.) for up to 90% off! That means Instead of spending $50 on 1 gift, you’ll be spending less than $20 on more than 5 gifts. That’s 5 gifts for that one special birthday guy or gal. OR 5 gifts for the 5 seperate birthday parties you are about to attend in the next month.
Back in November, I headed to Duane Reade with my friend at C’est La Vie and we found a BUNCH of Nightmare Before Christmas Tsum Tsum Toys, Art sets, and Motion Sensored Iron Man statues. Marked from $0.19 to $1.99 because they were considered Halloween items. These made for great holiday gifts in December and will make for nice raffle prizes at our upcoming birthday party. I went back yesterday to find some new holiday clearance and I found some TV Video game Plug ins for $1.60, Kitty in My pocket Blind bags for $0.24 each, Mine Craft toys for $0.20, and even some Misc. Christmas stuff for next year.
Top Reason #2:
The 2nd reason these birthdays, events and parties are awesome is because you’ll find the snacks, food, drinks, and candy for the parties at up to 90% off clearance as well. Yes, You’ll have a BUNCH of heart shaped candy after Valentine’s Day or a Bunch of Monster designed ones after Halloween, but who cares? Kids Love them either way! I actually found regular packaged fun sized candy at $0.24 – $0.52 each which included Airheads, Nerds, M&M’s, Smarties, and Sixlets. I did mention Food and drinks too because some stores like Target carry themed potato chips or themed food packaging that they deem irrelevant after the holiday has passed meaning we get a whole lot for only a little $. I’ve found Fall themed gold fish crackers on clearance in the winter with expiration dates still a year out. Always check dates, but for the most part they all work.
Every year, we do the same strategic planning and it always works out. One of the BEST parties (financially) that we ever threw after the holidays was a FROZEN themed one which I was able to decorate for less than $50 thanks to Fake snow blankets, Blue and silver tree decorations, Silver tree tinsels, and everything else that can pass as Disney’s FROZEN themed magic. Winter ONE-derlands and any other winter, cold or snow themed parties thrown in this time can get fully decorated with clearance items!