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    • too much? -- Votes: 110
    • good amount? -- Votes: 20
Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
1st May '13

wow.. i could never spend that much on a party.. DS is 3 and the most ive spent is like 100 after the food and everything.. i do about 50 for decorations and the rest is food.

check out dollar stores or walmart. you can get cheaper mickey decorations.

and a bounce house for a one year old is kinda extreme.. he wont remember it.. and you will barely use it.

Lin Brown TTC since May 2015; 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1941 posts
1st May '13

i would never spend that much for a 1st birthday just for the older kids to enjoy every thing. at 1 years old the baby isn't going to care whats going on, why not wait to do all that when your lo is a little older and can understand what is going on.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 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"

ohhh you are in high school!! Well still, save it, honestly! Why waste it on something the child won't remember?

Noah Edward's Mommy:) Due May 23; 1 child; Ohio 1515 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Turt McGurt™:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting drunk mayhem.:</b>" I think it's ridiculous, especially for ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> Good question! Is a bouncy even safe for his age? Some one year olds are still wobbly on their feet..."</blockquote>

Well either me or his father would be in there with him

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
1st May '13

I spend about that much per birthday party, but our income is way more than $800/month. $500 is excessive when your income is so low.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
1st May '13

To me it's irresponsible to be honest. Savings would be better.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2695 posts
1st May '13

800 dollars a month is soooo little. It's ultimately up to you, but if I had an income that low there's way no I'd spend that much. Save the money for your own place. maybe do the other stuff and skip the bouncy house at least. he's way to young to enjoy it. Maybe not even safe? My LO started going in one at age two and still didn't really enjoy it that much yet plus I had to go in there with her to make sure she wasn't hurt.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 7977 posts
status 1st May '13

No way. Not with your income..theres's too much other things that money could go to. I had a small party planned for my sons first birthday...but then super storm sandy hit and we had to cancel. We ad cake and celebrated at my in laws. Not spending a penny. I don't regret not being able to have a party. And a bounce house wouldn't be much fun for a 12 month old..especially with a lot of kids.its just not safe for a little one. Save the money, seriously.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
1st May '13
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" To me it's irresponsible to be honest. Savings would be better."

! Yes, irresponsible and immature IMO. Save for your kids future or for your own place.

mommy to C, B and F 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Menifee, CA, United States 1177 posts
1st May '13

Your kid do what you want but 500 is a lot for 1st bday since he wont remember anything. Im lucky when it comes to bday parties I buy decorations and the cake and my mil provides food and a place but my kids are also 4 on sat and 2 so im not worried about big parties till theyre in school good luck

blessed Due May 10 (girl); 1 child; Maine 321 posts
1st May '13

I spent about that on ds birthday but we save up for it year round along with his Christmas club

Noah Edward's Mommy:) Due May 23; 1 child; Ohio 1515 posts
1st May '13

Well thanks everyone for the advice. I'm not going to a bounce house. Me and my boyfriend just talked about it and were going to do some stuff like face painting and have some one do balloon animals and hats:) its a lot cheaper and it will be super cute.

Michael Gabriels Mommy Due September 27 (boy); 17 kids; 2 angel babies; Miramar Beach, Florida 656 posts
1st May '13

Im a young mom im 19 almost 20. My sons first birthday is coming up we also make A LOT more then 800 a month but for his birthday party we are ordering pizza his god parents are making his cake everyone will hang out talk and stuff we will open presents but id never spend that much on a first birthday he wont remember it.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
1st May '13

Way to much considering your income. That money can be put to much better use elsewhere I'm sure.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
1st May '13

At that age I think it's too much. He won't even play in the bouncy house. 800 dollars a month isn't much, I feel like you could use that money towards something else. Save a big part for when he isu a little older