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Noah Edward's Mommy:) 1 child; Ohio 1469 posts
1st May '13

Well we live with our parents so we don't have bills or rent. Our car is paid off so insurance isn't that much. Our son is spoiled up the butt so he has everything. So I thought spending that much is a lot but once I add everything up its around that much:/

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31315 posts
1st May '13

Good amount, IMO. I think I spent over $500 on my son's 1st birthday. :oops:

Noah Edward's Mommy:) 1 child; Ohio 1469 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" Good amount, IMO. I think I spent over $500 on my son's 1st birthday. :oops:"</blockquote>



It just adds up to so much:/

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
1st May '13

I think it's ridiculous, especially for a first birthday, and especially with it costing more than half of your income.
Can your kid even really go in and safely enjoy a bounce house?

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, FK, Oman 62850 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Noah Edward's Mommy:):" Well we live with our parents so we don't have bills or rent. Our car is paid off so insurance isn't ... [snip!] ... up the butt so he has everything. So I thought spending that much is a lot but once I add everything up its around that much:/"


I would buy some balloons, a cake, figure out some games and buy like a bunch of pizzas from Little Ceasars and call it a day.

Megan+2 2 kids; Ohio 1812 posts
1st May '13

Do what you want..but a one year old will never remember the birthday party and could probably care less about a bounce house. I personally think it's a waste of money. Spend that much when the kid turns 4 or something. Just my opinion.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Noah Edward's Mommy:):" Okay I still have 5 months to go but i like to know how much I have to get. Okay were having his party ... [snip!] ... Or is it okay lol I already talked to my boyfriend about it and he said he was fine with it as long as I set it all up-_-"

I wouldnt do the bouncy house and maybe ask a few of your close family and friends to bring some food? That would save a lot. Why have a bouncy house if you have the park right there? No offence, but 800 a month is not very much and spending almost a months wages on a first birthday seems a bit overboard to me.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Noah Edward's Mommy:):" Well we live with our parents so we don't have bills or rent. Our car is paid off so insurance isn't ... [snip!] ... up the butt so he has everything. So I thought spending that much is a lot but once I add everything up its around that much:/"


Save that money up for moving out then :)

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105373 posts
1st May '13

If your family only makes $800 on a good month, spending $500 on a first birthday is silly, imo.



I mean, save it for the older birthdays when your lo will really enjoy it.
It sounds like this is more for the adults than the birthday kid

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Noah Edward's Mommy:):" Well we live with our parents so we don't have bills or rent. Our car is paid off so insurance isn't ... [snip!] ... up the butt so he has everything. So I thought spending that much is a lot but once I add everything up its around that much:/"

After reading this I really think it's ridiculous! Why not save up to move out?? I mean if I had grown kids with kids of their own and they dind't pay bills or rent and then blew OVER HALF of their check on a party, i would be annoyed and pissed! Maybe your parents are that type who love having their grown kid living with them, but if it were me, I would say no way!

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4 (girl); 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting drunk mayhem.:</b>" I think it's ridiculous, especially for a first birthday, and especially with it costing more than half of your income. Can your kid even really go in and safely enjoy a bounce house? "</blockquote>



Good question! Is a bouncy even safe for his age? Some one year olds are still wobbly on their feet...

Noah Edward's Mommy:) 1 child; Ohio 1469 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" Save that money up for moving out then :)"</blockquote>




My boyfriend don't want to move out until were finished with collage-_- I told him the moment I'm done with high school I'm looking for a place lol

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4 (girl); 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Noah Edward's Mommy:):</b>" Well we live with our parents so we don't have bills or rent. Our car is paid off so insurance isn't ... [snip!] ... up the butt so he has everything. So I thought spending that much is a lot but once I add everything up its around that much:/"</blockquote>
Save up to move? Or put the money in a savings acct for him as a birthday gift...

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, FK, Oman 62850 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Noah Edward's Mommy:):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" Save that money up for moving out then :)"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... to move out until were finished with collage-_- I told him the moment I'm done with high school I'm looking for a place lol"


Babies get more expensive as they get older. Saving it is smart.

MahmuhMahmuh 3 kids; Wichita, Kansas 6706 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" wow!! lucky! lol We live of off just under $2,000 a month."



Wasn't all it was cracked up to be, daddy's always at work and mommy wants to kill him when he finally got home every day.. I'm much happier now in a less-snooty neighborhood, with a man who makes my kids and I a priority rather than a "mere convenience".. What I don't know is how you survive in that area on that much! I love it out there, and my best friend lives in Montebello (sp) but can't imagine paying the cost of living.. Here I have a decent 3bd/1ba/1car garage with a fenced yard for 650 a month couldn't find anything I could afford when I looked about a year ago!