Mum worried she is just being plain mean for not giving her child a birthday party every year.
This mum turned to the internet when she was feeling a bit mean after saying no to yet another birthday party.
She shared, “Do you give your children a birthday party every year? It gets so expensive that I don’t think I can this year. I was thinking instead I could take the birthday boy to somewhere of his choice, like bowling, laser tag etc with just siblings and one friend maybe. Am I being a mean mum by not having a party?”
Mums totally agreed!
It gets too expensive to host a party for the kids every year.
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We loved Jade’s idea, “My kids get theirs at 5, 10, 13, 16 and 18. Other than that, its just family activities, or cake at the park if friends want to show up. I can’t afford full blown parties every year!”
Lisa also shared, “My kids get 2 big parties each and the rest of the birthday’s they could invite 1 or 2 friends over for a sleep over or for a bbq and they were happy with that.”
Amy said, “Milestone birthday party’s and the other years something small with family.”
Hazel agreed, “Every second year, with two kiddos birthdays 3 weeks apart they take it in turns. Otherwise it’s just so expensive.”
Jodie shared, “I must be the meanest mum in the world then lol both my boys had a 1st bday party and that’s it! But in saying that they always get a special cake and we go out for tea or they choose whatever they want. It must be enough they have never asked for a party.”
Despina said, “Only first year of school, whether that be age 5 or 6, then 10, 13, 16, 18, 21. The others are just family and current bff.”
How do you feel about kids parties? Do you do something special for your kids every year, or limit it to every second or even third year?
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