My sons birthday is on the 25th. Money is super tight and I cant really afford a big party plus gifts for him. I feel like the most horrible parent alive. He keeps telling me he wants to invite all his friends from school. But all I can do is have him a little party at our house with his friend from the neighborhood, hopefully his step sister will be able to come, and 2 cousins. Plus grandparents & his great aunt & uncle. Does everyone always throw their child a big birthday bash even though the finances aren't great?