â*PHOENIX*â - posted on 10/02/2010 ( 66 moms have responded )
Every year is special for your child…
But there are the milestone birthdays where you “Go all out” like becoming a teen (13), turning 16…ect...and each culture has there own millstone of celebration…
Turning one is a first and very important as well….
my niece just turned one a few weeks ago…
Her mother rented out the banquet hall at a Marriott on the waterfront (Seattle)
Had food catered, a magician for the kids, a photo booth with professional photographer, a open bar, and a guy walking around and making animal balloons for the kids, 400$ cake…ones you see on cake boss (the TV show)…not to mention her outfit alone was 200+$ she had on Dior shoes…she had close to a 10grand first b-day
I personally thought it was a bit much…but its not my money or child….I told my mom about it and she looked at me and said “you better not do all that, its a waste of money, he (my son) wont remember,” and she gave me the “serious” mom look
(we have the money to do that as well, that’s why she said it)
How far do go and what expense do u spare for your Childs first b-day
What b-days will you go all out for your child….and of course everyone’s definition of “doing it big” is different.
What are your honest thoughts…