After much deliberation we had my daughters party on Saturday. Her birthday is in August but we decided to hold the party the day after school finished so it would be fresh in peoples minds and not on a workday. The initial guest list of 16 children was then whittled down to 8, so with my daughter and the adults it totalled 13 altogether. Originally we were going to the cinema on a weekday at a cost of £5.40 each and then off to Pizza Hut afterwards. The kids parties are advertised at £5.99 per person. So we were looking at a total spend of £123 approximately. We decided this was too much and looked at a cheaper alternative. By going on Saturday we were able to take advantage of the £1 showing so the cinema worked out at £13. We went to Pizza Hut but didn't book a party. At the moment the kids meal is £3.99, the extra £2 per head for the 'party' doesn't warrant the spend as the kids already get the activity books and chefs hats to colour anyway. We also took advantage of an offer that expired Sunday ,where you could get a pizza for £5 each and the kids eat free also applied with this offer. So we had 4 kids eating for free ! The spend in Pizza Hut for 4 adults and 9 kids came to £44. The celebrations came to £57 altogether. We also saved money by not buying a birthday cake, instead my mom made cupcakes for the children which they all really enjoyed with butter cream piping and edible glitter on top. The party was a big success, all the children enjoyed themselves and my daughter had a great time. An extra bonus was that we were able to return home to a nice clean , mess free house !!