I love planning parties but do try to keep within a budget.
One plan is for DS(to be 10) to take some friends to a waterpark about an hour away. The waterpark does do a party rate which includes a Burger King meal.
But I was thinking of paying per person, ie the non party rate, and doing something else for food. I wondered about getting some takeaway pizzas instead and eating them in the car on the way back. We have a 7-seater so they'd all be together. It seems like it'd be cheaper than a happy meal each.
Do you think that would be fun for them? Eating in the car on the way home would also mean getting them back a bit quicker as it's an hour each way and then 2 hours in the pool.
Or do you have any other suggestions? I don't fancy the idea of a picnic in the car with sandwiches etc. Going to a restaurant nearby will take me over budget.