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    Kids are only small for a short period of time, if you can do it then why not

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    I think it sounds great and I'm in the process of planning a bit of an extravagant party for my ds's 4 th bday as well and I don't care what anyone thinks. I grew up in a poor single parent household and never ever had a bday party when I was growing up nor did I ever go on holidays or have nice designer clothes. my dh and I are so lucky to be in a pretty good financial position and can afford it so why not... The kids and I are having a blast organising this party... I'm so excited!

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    Nope I wouldn't judge. I would be excited for my child to go because it sounds like they will have an awesome time!

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    No, not at all! If you are in the financial position to spend the extra money, then why not!!

    The jumping castle & clown sound like lots of fun for the kids & I'm sure everyone will have an absolute blast!

    As for people judging, who cares what other people think... As long as your child has a great time, that's all that matters!

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    I wouldn't judge at all, if you're not struggling to pay your bills meh go for it- sounds like it will be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    I think it sounds great and I'm in the process of planning a bit of an extravagant party for my ds's 4 th bday as well and I don't care what anyone thinks. I grew up in a poor single parent household and never ever had a bday party when I was growing up nor did I ever go on holidays or have nice designer clothes. my dh and I are so lucky to be in a pretty good financial position and can afford it so why not... The kids and I are having a blast organising this party... I'm so excited!
    These are my feelings too.

    Love organising kids birthdays. Hope yours is awesome

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    No, not at all, realistically anything between $500 and $1000 seems the going rate (in my circles anyway) when you think about the cost of things, it all adds up quickly.



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    To *me* that would be very extravagant, but I don't really think it is anyone else's business other than the people paying the bills.

    I must admit I am a bit surprised that $1k is considered average?

    We love to make a fuss of our kids for their birthday, but we have never spent more than about $150, and we certainly have never had any extravagant entertainment either.

    I'm a bit surprised that kids are getting bored whilst waiting for the faces to be painted. Are we totally losing the skill of making our own fun these days? Isn't face painting enough? I'm really not having a go, sorry if it seems that way.

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    Definitely wouldn't judge, my DD would love that! We looked at hiring a jumping castle but I know DD would spend the whole party on it and no one would get to see her lol. We are having DDs 3rd birthday party in 2 weeks and although we are doing everything on the cheap I worry people will think I went a bit over the top with personalised drink bottle labels and personalised thank you wrappers on chocolates, but it was so cheap to do and makes everything a bit prettier

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    I don't think I've ever bothered adding up what I think a party I've been to has cost?

    Who cares?

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