What are some ways to make the party a low number of cash? It's her 13th party and she wants to have a big boy-girl dancing party. It will be in our backyard(which is big) and I already have speekers and the DJ booth so we would just have to buy the music. She wants it at night with lanterns everywhere. How many people would be good I'm thinking between 25 and 50. Any other ideas? Thanks I'm trying to make it not so expensive so I can buy her a nice gift without being broke. I'm not spoiling her I never do this unless it's special occasion and also shes been getting really good grades so I want to reward her. (straight A's and is in advanced classes) Instead of gifts she's asing for donations to a charity, any ideas on what one. Whats a good amount of money? She can't decide on the color theme what would work, maybe 2 colors? She wants to buy lanterns from here http://www.lunabazaar.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=9 which two colors would work?