My son is 3, soon to be 4. He goes to a private preschool and all the kids in his class are the same age. In fact they are so close in age they are all having their 4th birthday parties within the next few weeks. We've never been invited to a classmates party before and suddenly we have 5 parties (including my son's party) during the next 3 weekends. Two of these boys he is very close too, but he doesn't play much with the other two. I have no idea how much I should spend on his classmates presents and unfortunately my son's birthday is the last of the 5 parties so I can't use the gifts he receives as a clue.
How much do you spend without appearing too cheap or too extravagant?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by mompam at 1:26 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
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Answer by Laura_Cruz at 1:39 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:01 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
I will spend around $20 to $30, but I have two children attending the parties. If I had one child I'd probably try to keep it between $10 and $15. I would also consider skipping some of the parties.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:52 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by Linds2Horse at 5:50 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
I usually try to spend whatever it costs to have my child at the birthday, especially if it's somewhere entertaining. DD is going to a birthday party for one of her friends and it will cost about $25 to have her there, so I will at least spend $25.00.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Mar. 26, 2010