How to Plan a Budget-friendly Slime Party with DIY-friendly Details

Okay, Moms and Dads, here’s one time to let loose and plan a party that’s meant to be messy. Its theme says it all—Slime Time! That’s right, the celebrant and party guests get to have an ooey-gooey fest that’s all about neon colors, easy finger foods and treats, and party activities that are really hands-on (in the slime-iest sense)!

And to make up for the expected "mess," here’s some good news. You can pull off a small, at-home Slime Time party at minimal cost, using clever DIY elements and handy, home-made food ideas. But the best news of all is that the kids will find this the coolest party theme—and you the coolest party hosts. Time to get slimed! (*this post contains affiliate links)

A Slime-themed Party with 7 Easy Essentials

It doesn’t take much to make toddlers to pre-teens happy for party time. Prepare simple party basics. Then, just add slime!
Slime-themed Party Essentials on a Low Budget
Get guests hyped up for the occasion with neon, fill-in-the-blanks Slime Time party invitations (1) you can order on Amazon.

Use those as inspiration for the prettiest drip cake (of course!), made with an easy, 3-ingredient colored ganache drip (2) with this recipe from Caputo’s Cakes. Display it on a slime-themed treats table (3) like this one found on Pinterest—complete with a "slime splat" party sign and cupcake toppers, a neon-number piñata, and cookies to top with sprinkles, candy confetti, and edible glitter.

For a sure-hit party activity, look no further than this DIY slime recipe (4) we discovered courtesy of Darice. Just mix up the needed crafts store and kitchen pantry ingredients and viola! Instant self-made slime and sure kiddie delight!

Then, since those little fingers will be all slimy, serve up fave party food on sticks. Yummy home-made corn dogs (5) from this ThermoWorks recipe, and colorful, crunchy veggie kabobs with tangy veggie dip (6) courtesy of Hidden Valley.

Finally, for party favors the kiddie guests will love, how can you not give a surprise like this Glittering Slime Kit (7), available on Amazon? So cool!

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A Water Balloon Birthday Party

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