By NiteShayd - 09/11/2013 16:40 - Canada
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Let me clarify, since its very cold outside, I decided to rent a play area for my son and his friends. I was to send the invitations in his bag when he went to preschool, but I evidently forgot. The $300 was for everything, the cake, gifts, play area rental, food and a clown. I ended up making some last minute calls and quite a few people showed up.
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$300? My birthday parties didn't exceed the cost of the cake and a balloon. Save that money for his college fund; it'll be appreciated more.
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Cake $40, bouncy house rental $80, balloons $10-20, table/chair rentals $50-70, food $50-100, goody bags $20, party outfit $20-30, piñata $25(not everyone has one though), gift $30, invitations $10 and I'm sure I forgot some stuff
#108 what if op doesn't trust their baking talent a store bought cake can be nice. balloons can be expensive its usually $1 per plain balloon and between $1 and $20 for a shiny decorative one.. op may have chairs and a table but not enough for a medium-large party and lastly not all guests will be 3 years old if op invites family with children they can enjoy the bouncy house
You can't make your own cake for free. Ingredients cost money and time. What if OP was working and didn't have a day to spend making a nice cake? My son's party was yesterday and it took me a full day to make that cake. Even though I had ingredients, I still had to get jam and cream for the middle and extra fondant for the top. Normally I buy the cake and can see why now. So much easier and definitely worth the money given the time it takes to make a good one.
Just because a mother is spending more than you deem appropriate on her own child and with her own money, doesn't mean she's wrong or neglecting his college fund. Being well-off, enough so to have a birthday party and a college fund is not a crime. Also, parents do not owe children a college fund, I don't know where you come from but here, children pay for their own university while parents actually do pay for things in childhood, like birthday parties.
I guess Junior is going to learn the meaning of the word "disappointment" early in life.
priorities first. at least the kid won't have to worry about sharing or other kids breaking the toys.
You're three and can write?
That is a terrible way to spend $300... Try collage or a laptop once he starts school...
Hours of organizing? Hundreds of dollars? You do realize that there's a very slim chance that your child will remember this party at all, right? Some balloons and a sheet cake are all they'll really need.