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

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Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
19th Feb '13

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

talexys 1 child; Ontario 1138 posts
19th Feb '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 22307 posts
19th Feb '13

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

JKBC♡ 2 kids; Windsor, PA, United States 9425 posts
19th Feb '13

We spent about 300-400 on the decorations and food for my dd's first but we didn't really set a budget.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; Colorado 4969 posts
19th Feb '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; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
19th Feb '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 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31529 posts
19th Feb '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
19th Feb '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 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31529 posts
19th Feb '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
19th Feb '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
20th Feb '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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