How much? The crazy cost of children's parties

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How much? The crazy cost of children's parties

#1  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 06, 2015 10:57 am

How much? The crazy cost of children's parties


Installing a temporary ice rink in your home and inviting replicas of the Disney on Ice team to perform, may seem a bit over-the-top for a child's fifth birthday party.

But this is exactly what one client asked luxury events firm Quintessentially Events & Weddings to organise.
For another child's winter birthday, the firm created "a bringing the outside in" themed party, which involved installing an indoor lawn complete with trees, flowers, swings and slides.

The price tag for events like this can stretch to a dizzying £100,000, says event manger Chloe Astin.

After all, cocktails and canapés for the adults, and party bags including tiny Tiffany necklaces for the kids, don't come cheap.More crazy...


In these times it is easy to see where the money is going.
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#2  Postby Evolving » Apr 06, 2015 10:59 am

Children's parties are becoming more expensive, to the extent of being a serious burden on one's budget.

£100k is not something I have seen yet, though!
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#3  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 06, 2015 11:01 am

You have almost to be part of the 1% to be able to afford them.

Are they necessary? I never had one. Never missed it.
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#4  Postby Evolving » Apr 06, 2015 11:12 am

You don't want your child to be the only one in the class who doesn't give a party.

Unless your mumbo jumbo is more important to you than your child. Jehova's witness or whatever.
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#5  Postby igorfrankensteen » Apr 06, 2015 11:12 am

I've always thought that the whole point of getting money, is to enable one to do things to make life more fun, more pleasant. I also strongly believe in personal freedom, and self-direction of one's life, as much as practicable without causing grief to others, and without others interfering.

So my answer is that if I had the money to spend, I would spend it.
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#6  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 06, 2015 11:24 am

Evolving wrote:You don't want your child to be the only one in the class who doesn't give a party.

Unless your mumbo jumbo is more important to you than your child. Jehova's witness or whatever.


The great old peer pressure. Nice.
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#7  Postby Emmeline » Apr 06, 2015 11:26 am

The average price of a children's birthday party is £135 according to Netmums. That's not unreasonable at today's prices IMO.

Obviously some rich people are going to spend ridiculous amounts but some poorer children don't even have parties.
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#8  Postby Emmeline » Apr 06, 2015 11:28 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:You have almost to be part of the 1% to be able to afford them.

Are they necessary? I never had one. Never missed it.


No you don't have to be part of the 1% to afford a kid's party. I had parties and so did my children & all their friends. They aren't necessary but they can be great fun & make happy memories.
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#9  Postby Evolving » Apr 06, 2015 11:30 am

Yes: three figures, not six!
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#10  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Apr 08, 2015 5:20 pm

You will probably have to be one of the top 1% to have a party in a big hall, catered by chefs and with solid gold pony shaped cars for the kids to crash around in. For the rest of us a kids birthday party doesn't cost anywhere near that much and brings a lot of happiness to a child on a special day.

If you have the money to spend on over the top stuff then go for it, just means that cash is no longer yours and will be in the hands of people no doubt who earn far far less.
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#11  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Apr 08, 2015 5:24 pm

I got ice cream cake.
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