10 Things Your Kid's Birthday Party Doesn't Need


Paper Invitations

Don't splurge on snail-mail invites -- electronic invitations will do the job just as well, and they're free!

You can easily spend a small fortune on proper invitations, but your kid and all his guests will be just as (if not more) impressed with an e-mailed notice, especially if it's animated. Also, busy parents can easily misplace your paper invite or lose it in a stack of bills on the kitchen counter, but a party notice in their inbox won't likely be overlooked.