I'd just let them run around in the backyard with some balls, use a bubble machine for bubble fun, maybe have playdough on a table and paper and crayons for drawing/colouring fun. All of that is pretty cheap.
As for food just do fairy bread, frankfurts (maybe in little rolls, but not necessarily), mini pizzas (cook from frozen) and fruit & jelly in plastic cups for dessert with the cake.
Definitely morning too. Some 3yo's have afternoon naps and it's not worth trying to have a party during nap time - could end in disaster.
And keep it simple. 3yo's won't even remember the party for long, they are still pretty little. And I'm another one that hates playcentres.
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Thankyou! Well it would be all the toddlers from his daycare plus a few others so I'm expecting up to 25 kids! So the jumping castle plus I really want balloon animals/clown thing, but not games so much (ptp etc) as I doubt they'll participate. I think they'll just run amok! They nap around 12-1 so I'm thinking morning is best in case he decides not to (highly likely due to excitement).
I don't like play centres at all (they do my head in) but DS loves them! But I really do want a home party as its just nicer and I think DS will get all excited during set-up etc.
omg it's going to cost me so much! Def not doing this every year!
Thanks so much all for your advice.
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