DS's birthday is in the summer. So we've had parties at many local parks, some with water some without.
This year we are a foster family. One of the girl's bithday was in September. I had a "family" tea party, that was a surprise for her. We used the good china, iced tea and tiny little sandwiches.
She did have a friend party too. We went to a different park, and had homemade pizza with cupcakes. Many of her friends, had pool parties, but they telling her that her party was cool. We played many versions of tag, and used all the playground equipment too.
Now it's her brother's birthday next week. We're going to another park, that has ice skating and hills for sledding. I'm bringing spaghetti and garlic bread with cupcakes. So that should keep everyone warm.
In June will be our other Foster Daughter's First Birthday. So that will be fun!
We don't spend a lot on our parties. It's a great opportunity to be able to play and have fun with friends. We usually do provide a meal of some sorts.
In the past we have done baked potatoes with different toppings, pizza, sloppy joes, hot dogs and chips, spaghetti and meatballs.