So--first birthday as a single mom=birthday on a budget. We had a simple home party and here is what we did.
There is absolutely nothing Pokemon since noone has had a pokemon party since the 90's (or so it seems). Thanks Netflix for those cartoons :) So I didn't have to worry with plates/napkins etc. in the theme.
Here is the breakdown:
The invites--I made a file in Paint.net and printed off 4x6 pics for .07/each at the Walgreens. Total cost for invites was under $1
Streamers (red, black and yellow)-$2
Light up Balloons-4th of July Clearance-$1
Red Tablecloth and polka dot table cloth-$2
We reused plastic banners on the front of the house so those were free.
We printed out a banner with his name and some pokemon, which I guess has some cost associated with paper and ink but it is small as it was only about 15 sheets of paper.
Plastic utensils and plates and napkins-$3
Cake: I made it.
$2 for the cake and ingredients for icing etc.
$6 for the fondant from Hobby Lobby with my coupon
We had the little plastic figures
$.75 for the cake board
We popped popcorn-.$25 with our air popper
Watermelon-$2.99 (thanks Aldi!)
Chick-fil-A tray-FREE with a coupon
Weren't really goody bags--just pencils and coloring sheet. Thanks to back to school sales I got the pencils for $.80 including tax so the cost for this was only $5.60 (including pencils for my own kids)
Pokeball Scavenger hunt-$1.87 "practice" golf balls spray painted with leftover paint from another project
Dart gun target practice: Free (borrowed nerf guns from grampy and painted a toilet paper box)
Grand Total $35!!
My boy was thrilled!