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..... ~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; Colorado 4969 posts
Feb 19th '13

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Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
Feb 19th '13

I didn't. Seems silly to me. I preferred to spend it on gifts for her.

talexys 1 child; Ontario 1235 posts
Feb 19th '13

However much you want to spend..
My daughters 1st birthday is in 2 months and I don't really have a budget.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22996 posts
Feb 19th '13

I didn't. We don't do parties though, my parents come over and thats it.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; Colorado 4969 posts
Feb 19th '13

I don't want to go crazy and get too much stuff that we're not even going to need. I just know myself and I know that once I get to the store, I'll end up spending too much because everything is so cute lol.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Destin, FL, United States 9408 posts
Feb 19th '13

I think I spent about $300 on decorations for the first birthday BUT that was because we were moving out of state and it was his (first and ) last party with family and my home friends. I did ALOT of DIY stuff too though, I personalized everything

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 34639 posts
Feb 19th '13

I can't remember exactly how much I spent in total, but I don't think it was over $100 for decorations (banner, balloons,etc.). I had catered BBQ and sides (food was under $100) and I spent $115 on the cake. I will not go crazy with future children until maybe 2nd or 3rd birthday.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; Colorado 4969 posts
Feb 19th '13
Quoting Destinite:" I can't remember exactly how much I spent in total, but I don't think it was over $100 for decorations ... [snip!] ... (food was under $100) and I spent $115 on the cake. I will not go crazy with future children until maybe 2nd or 3rd birthday."


Well the cake was $77 and the food is probably going to be around $50. We're not having very many people since both of sides of the family won't be here. So we have a little extra for decorations but I don't think DH is going to want to spend very much!

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 34639 posts
Feb 19th '13
Quoting ~Mrs.SoldierBoy~:" Well the cake was $77 and the food is probably going to be around $50. We're not having very many people ... [snip!] ... the family won't be here. So we have a little extra for decorations but I don't think DH is going to want to spend very much!"

I would keep it fairly simple and maybe get some balloons

-Eva- 1 child; The Lost City of Z, ??, Brazil 48 posts
Feb 19th '13

Too much is relative to what you have to spend.
If money's tight, I'd say make sandwiches for everyone, put a few colored streamers up, and serve cake.
If you're not working on a tight budget, go crazy.

Robert's Wife +1 1 child; Mansfield, Ohio 235 posts
Feb 20th '13
Quoting J+K=Bri+? :):" We spent about 300-400 on the decorations and food for my dd's first but we didn't really set a budget."


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