How much do you spend on birthdays?

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Jennifer - posted on 03/25/2014

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There is no reason to spend a lot. A present or two, cake and ice cream. If u go all out they expect the same the next year. Quality time and love is whats important. You can have a great party very inexpensive.

Gena - posted on 03/25/2014

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But i have also spent less on bday presents.It just really depends on what i want to give.

Gena - posted on 03/25/2014

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I usualy spend about 150$-200$on hubby or sons bday present.But i have also given out waaaay more on my hubbys 40th birthday,but only cause the 40th is special by us.Otherwise it just depends on what i want to give..Our son is still very young so i usually buy him one bigger toy like a bobby car,some puzzles,books and clothes.

Michelle - posted on 03/12/2014

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This year my middle son (turned 10) had about 5 friends around, I made party food for them and he got some Lego that he had been asking for. My Daughter (turning 4 in 8 days) is having about 6 friends over and I have bought her a little Ikea kitchen that she has been asking for. My oldest son will be 13 in July and we will be in Canada (we are from Australia) for his birthday so that's enough of a present for him. I will give him some extra spending money though.
I have never worried what other parents have done and neither have my kids. They would rather a small party with their close friends than a huge party with kids they don't like.
I always make the food for their parties as well.

Amy - posted on 03/12/2014

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For me personally it depends on what they want. This year my son turned 8 he didn't want a party or a present, although we were leaving for Disney the day after his birthday. I keep telling him if he wants something to let me know because he still hasn't gotten anything from me but he doesn't want anything. In the past we have had parties at places that were somewhat inexpensive but with any party the costs sometimes add up.

Jodi - posted on 03/11/2014

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For us, it depends. It is more about the value to them than the value of the gift. Sometimes, I can spend $100 and that is perfectly ok. This year, however, I just bought my daughter Katy Perry tickets, and to get to the concert, we are going to have to stay overnight somewhere, so that is really pricey. However, that's also a gift of a lifetime that I can't budget down. My son will have a contribution to a car this year, but again, that's a one time thing. I don't think there is a single answer to this. I generally spend anywhere between $150 and $400, depending on the child and the circumstances.

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