Share tips and tricks for saving money when planning birthday parties for kids. This is an event that can become very expensive, very quickly. I've seen so many parents that try to out do every other parent, and then have to out do themselves each year by coming up with something bigger and better than the last time. I don't like the message this sends. I'm also not comfortable spending tons of money on stuff that's going to end up in the trash (all those decorations). Besides, I like to try to reuse stuff instead of wasting it. There are some really cute ways to decorate without spending a fortune and without creating so much waste. Do you have ideas to share?