Advice for Moms

kirbyland10
1st birthday party
January 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

making a point to someone

birthday party for a 1 year old? no - no point as she wont remember yes - of course you should
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  1. 83% - yes
  2. 16% - no

Replies

  • frndlyfn
    January 2, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    A small family one is great for their first bday but to make it a 100 plus guest one to me is ridiculous.  At that point it is all about the parents, not the child.   A one year old is happy with wrapping paper and a smash cake.

  • CreziaMommyTo2
    January 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    we didnt have a big christening (under 50 ppl) so for both kids first birthdays 100+ people, catered, entertainment, we went all out.

    i think DS we spent close to $10K for his 1st birthday and for DD we spent about $6K and the only reason it was cheaper because of the place we catered from

  • Retrokitty
    January 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM
    Yes but not going all out.
  • notjstasocermom
    January 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    A small family gathering,yes

    a huge blow out no

  • atlmom2
    by atlmom2
    January 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM
    Just with my Mom and stepdad. No, they do not remember or care. Its for the parents, not the child at that age.
  • atlmom2
    by atlmom2
    January 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM
    Are you made of money? How much you gonna spend on a wedding? $500,000??????


    Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

    we didnt have a big christening (under 50 ppl) so for both kids first birthdays 100+ people, catered, entertainment, we went all out.

    i think DS we spent close to $10K for his 1st birthday and for DD we spent about $6K and the only reason it was cheaper because of the place we catered from


  • CreziaMommyTo2
    January 2, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    a typical wedding where i live is usually about $300k+ 

    plate per person for a Saturday Night wedding is usually about $225pp 

    so its not being made of money its being where you live.

    i am considered lower middle income where i live.

    Quoting atlmom2:

    Are you made of money? How much you gonna spend on a wedding? $500,000??????


    Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

    we didnt have a big christening (under 50 ppl) so for both kids first birthdays 100+ people, catered, entertainment, we went all out.

    i think DS we spent close to $10K for his 1st birthday and for DD we spent about $6K and the only reason it was cheaper because of the place we catered from



  • ColieO
    by ColieO
    January 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM
    I had fairly large family parties for both my kids. 20-30 people, games, favors, cake. Nothing gigantic, but a good sized party anyway. But i haven't ever spent over $150 INCLUDING gifts.
  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    January 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    You can have a party, but it would be mainly for you, not the child. Have family over or friends, probably not a huge crowd,  have some fun, sing happy birthday.

  • larschick
    January 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM
    Are you serious?? Just because that's what's "expected" doesn't mean u should actually do that. That kid of money for a 1 year old birthday is insane!


    Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

    a typical wedding where i live is usually about $300k+ 

    plate per person for a Saturday Night wedding is usually about $225pp 

    so its not being made of money its being where you live.

    i am considered lower middle income where i live.

    Quoting atlmom2:

    Are you made of money? How much you gonna spend on a wedding? $500,000??????





    Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

    we didnt have a big christening (under 50 ppl) so for both kids first birthdays 100+ people, catered, entertainment, we went all out.

    i think DS we spent close to $10K for his 1st birthday and for DD we spent about $6K and the only reason it was cheaper because of the place we catered from





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