Pinatas are a good idea but make sure the treats are shared amongst all the kids, not just the one who breaks it or the birthday kid. We never had kids parties when we were young. The budget was always too tight. With a physically ill Dad who often ran out of sick leave, if we hadn’t grown some of our own vegetables we would have struggled even more. We always had clothes even if they were homemade from remnants of material, shoes, enough to eat and a house to live in. They were my parents’ first priorities.
Also some emergency money for medicine if needed.
Published 5th April 2020