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How much do you spend on birthday parties? ~Jekka~ TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; Australia 8769 posts
5th Nov '12

Like with food, invitations, decorations, games,party bags.... everything?

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10; 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
5th Nov '12

Usually around $100-$150 before gifts.. I make my own invites :)

♥BUG 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 5307 posts
5th Nov '12

Around $800 for everything. (Food/her outfit/jumper/cake/etc)

Victoria Brown87 4 kids; South Dakota 256 posts
5th Nov '12

100? If u have a dollar tree, ares has a bunch of games and stuff for bdays.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
5th Nov '12

About $500-$700

~Jekka~ TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; Australia 8769 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting SoonToBeProudMommyOf3:" Usually around $100-$150 before gifts.. I make my own invites :)"


How many kids is that for?
My daughter has 20 kids on her list. I'm trying to figure out if it would be cheaper for me to do everything myself, or if it's cheaper to pay to have it at a venue and have them do all the food and entertainment.

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
5th Nov '12

20 bucks....



Plastic plates, cake, ice cream.



We invite family and my best friend and her son over do cake ice cream people go home. Done.

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10; 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting ~Jekka~:" How many kids is that for? My daughter has 20 kids on her list. I'm trying to figure out if it would ... [snip!] ... me to do everything myself, or if it's cheaper to pay to have it at a venue and have them do all the food and entertainment."


Usually we have around 20 kids. 50ish people total. I don't do venues though. Usually we have them at our house or a park/water park. Once the kids get older I'll plan venues (bowling, movies, etc)

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36449 posts
5th Nov '12

Last year I spent about 400 bucks. This year it will be about 300 including his birthday present.

A+E VBAC mama! 2 kids; Gaylord, Minnesota 12223 posts
5th Nov '12

I hope some of u r joking....

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10; 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Ah TAM:" I hope some of u r joking...."


The $300 + ?!? I don't think I could ever get myself to spend that much lol

AA&L Due June 23; TTA since Mar 2012; 1 child; Florida 721 posts
5th Nov '12

DDs first birthday we just did close family and friends. We did cake, plus a toddler cake, ice cream, soda, chips and presents all for about 100-150 dollars.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Ah TAM:" I hope some of u r joking...."


I am not joking.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
5th Nov '12

Waaay too much.

♥BUG 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 5307 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Ah TAM:" I hope some of u r joking...."


I see nothing wrong with spending money on birthday parties. Each situation is different. If I just had family coming over for dinner, I wouldn't spend more that $75. Seeing as my LO has a huge family on her fathers side, and traditions, we spend more. I see nothing wrong with it, we have the money to do so, and everyone has a good time.