Birthday Party Overload
June 26, 2013
It's been said that kids' and teen birthday parties are out of hand. Families are spending hundred's, thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars on kids' parties. What happened to cake, ice cream and pin the tail on the donkey?
My neighbor, Danelle just finished throwing her son a party for his 10th birthday, and she's wiped out of funds and energy. She tried to keep it simple by having it at home, yet 10 boys plus parents in a small backyard need more than hotdogs and a pinata. I'm sure it seemed manageable at first but add in family and neighbors, and 10 kids quickly multiplies into a party of 50. Feeding that crowd is not cheap. And this was not a fancy party, she did pizza, cake, ice cream, fruit, juice boxes and wine. The batting box was pricey but you needed something for that many boys. Factor in party favors, rental chairs and tables, plates, it all adds up. For this 2 hour celebration Danelle spent roughly $1000. This does not count the iPad her son received as a present from his parents.
Anyone see any value in giving away kids birthday parties on the air?
She Phone Starter
Has she caved in to birthday party pressure?
How does she save money when it comes to throwing birthday parties?
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