How to Give the Best (Cheap) Toddler Birthday Presents| MummyMamaMum

Since January, my not-even-three-year-old has been handed no less than 6 birthday party invitations from children at nursery, and we also have her own party coming up at the end of March.

The nursery that Amelia (and soon Wills) attends happens to be located in a particularly affluent area of Surrey, and as a result I always feel just a little bit conscious about our offering of a present. As a family on a fairly tight budget, when I started adding up the tenners here and there that I was spending on getting just the right present, I soon realised that at the current rate of payday:party we just weren’t going to be able to keep up.

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Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato & Chicken Korma| MummyMamaMum

With the financial carnage of December still impacting our bank balance, couple with the (*gasp*) veg shortage this month, I have been looking for ways to bulk out meals we usually eat. This is one of those concoctions, and I have to say it worked bloody well!

My 6-month old loves this, so if you want to make this for your weaning little see the notes next to some of the stages of prep.

This is perfect for freezing, and we have known to argue about whether this tastes better fresh from the pan or a few days later!

Serves
4

Cost
£3.82 for the whole meal
£0.95p per person*
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