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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    That's some pretty big generalisations lol I make my own cakes (they suck but I try lol). I make all the party food and cook for 2 days beforehand. I don't do it for praise and attention. I do it bc it makes me happy? I could give a hoot if a parent buys or bakes the cake. Runs pass the parcel and a pinata like I do, or pays for a clown. Each to their own. I certainly won't be losing sleep over people thinking I spend hours doing my child's cake to show off...... and if you saw my cakes, there aint much to show off about they are made with oodles of love, but like I say, they stink
    See this is why I don't make the cakes, because I am hopeless at baking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    That's some pretty big generalisations lol I make my own cakes (they suck but I try lol). I make all the party food and cook for 2 days beforehand. I don't do it for praise and attention. I do it bc it makes me happy? I could give a hoot if a parent buys or bakes the cake. Runs pass the parcel and a pinata like I do, or pays for a clown. Each to their own. I certainly won't be losing sleep over people thinking I spend hours doing my child's cake to show off...... and if you saw my cakes, there aint much to show off about they are made with oodles of love, but like I say, they stink
    It doesn't take long for the 'people who spend all that time cooking/baking/decorating are neglecting their kids' and the 'people who spend large amounts of money having things cooked/baked/decorated are wasting money and trying to buy their child's love' stuff to surface, does it?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arli View Post
    Mothers who spend 20 hrs making a cake, and I think she does it to show off and get praise, personally I don't value spending that time making a cake I would rather buy mine and and spend the remaining 19 hrs with my child. e
    I don't buy cakes, I always make them from scratch, pretty much because I enjoy doing so but also because I can cater for allergies etc and yes, sometimes it does take a loooong time but that's ok too. So good for you that you are happy to buy a cake but don't judge those of us that bake from scratch too harshly
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    Baking a cake = neglecting your child? Lol. I've heard it all now!

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    No i wouldn't judge. You spend as much as you want, its clear you want to throw your son a great party, not to just show off, hence why you are worried that it's too much.

    If you can afford it, spend it. I'd do the same, i love to throw parties and entertain and you're building memories.

    It took me a few years to have our little bubba, and i'm going to throw him a party every year. If i can afford $700 or whatever it costs to have what I want, i'll spend it to have a fun party

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Baking a cake = neglecting your child? Lol. I've heard it all now!
    Yes all that baking and decorating has scarred my children so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Baking a cake = neglecting your child? Lol. I've heard it all now!
    Was thinking the exact same thing! Most people bake and decorate cakes when kiddie are asleep anyway..

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    I haven't read the replies, so this is just my opinion. Yes, I find it ridiculous to spend so much on a child's party. I have been to a few entertainment/animal farm type kids parties and find them awful - the kids don't really 'play' together, the birthday boy/girl is overwhelmed so doesn't spend time with their friends, and I have never had them thank us for a gift.
    I much prefer kids parties where they invite a handful of friends, play a few party games, have a cake and some kids food, open presents (I love watching kids open gifts as I always put a lot of thought into them and I like to know they like it/even knew they got it!) and them go home. I don't cater for adults though, and never expect food for myself when going to a child's party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    My comment was totally tongue in cheek, your party sounds great - after reading about some of the parties here I'm worried about future tight ar$e party judgement

    It'll be - you can invite 2 friends, here's a spongecake and a box, make your own fun
    The thing is they would make their own fun - if it is at your house, other children usually find it exciting as all their toys are different to what you have. I think we forget that kids have imaginations, and we constantly feel the need to provide them with entertainment. I remember all my birthday parties growing up, they included a home made cake of my choice, a few friends and the rest of the time playing with my new presents or running around the yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Was thinking the exact same thing! Most people bake and decorate cakes when kiddie are asleep anyway..
    Yep - kind of defeats the purpose if your child is awake. I've made every cake for my three kids and there's something that I just love about waiting until they're asleep and then going about my stealthy cake making business. DD is getting Hello Kitty for her 8th birthday!

    As for the OP? Go for it, sounds like it will be a blast!

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