BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Special moments are important, but they don’t have to blow the budget. That’s what the McCord family shows us in this week’s edition of the eCo savings race.
Birthdays are meant to be celebrated….and if it’s a first birthday, it calls for something special.
“So we just celebrated Kinsey’s birthday…and it was her first birthday…so everyone knows that you want the first one to be perfect,” Brooke McCord said.
But the McCords also wanted to stick to their budget. So how did they manage to celebrate this milestone and control their spending? It started with the party location.
“Since we have so many family members…we couldn’t actually have it at the house,” Brooke explained.
“We’re talking about hundreds of people having to come to this,” Pierce said. “With all these people coming we needed a big place.”
“We searched around a while trying to find locations for it and I think the cheapest that we came up with was $160,” Brooke said.
“It just seemed really high,” Pierce said. “So we were actually able to find a church that was willing to let us use their gym for free.”
“So…..that really helped us out on the budget for the birthday and we were able to do all the decorations ourselves,” said Brooke.
Brooke also decided to give her daughter a one of a kind first birthday outfit.
“I’ve made her birthday outfit. Kinsey’s birthday outfit….instead of paying $35 for one outfit, I was able to make an outfit much cheaper,” she said.
With a little extra effort, the couple was able to celebrate Mackenzie’s big day and stay in budget and Brooke says that it made a real difference.
Now, the McCord family can enjoy the memories without any of the guilt of overspending. That’s a win in anyone’s book. Follow all of the teams and vote for your favorite HERE.