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1st birthday party

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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Question: birthday party for a 1 year old? no - no point as she wont remember yes - of course you should

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making a point to someone

by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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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
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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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
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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Yes but not going all out.
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notjstasocermom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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A small family gathering,yes

a huge blow out no

atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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Just with my Mom and stepdad. No, they do not remember or care. Its for the parents, not the child at that age.
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atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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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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CreziaMommyTo2
by on Jan. 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 Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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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.
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Bmat
by Barb on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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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
by Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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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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