Sorry, people spend how much on their child’s birthday party?
Kid’s birthday parties are a very big deal these days.
There seems to be a whole industry built on helping parents pull out their wallets in order to make sure their child and a tribe of their friends have the experience of a (five year long) lifetime.
On Monday, the BBC reported average birthday party spending in the UK, “On average, parents spend £135 ($265 AUD) on their child’s party, with one-in-six parents admitting to splashing out over £300 ($588 AUD).” They spoke to one event manager who described kid’s birthday parties up to $250,000 AUD.
You know what, I’m all for it.
Booking a magic show? Get into it.
Bringing in a circus troupe? Couldn’t be happier for you?
Hiring party planners to do the coordinated decorations? Fantastic.
Sticking Tiffany jewellery in the party bags? Magnificent. (Can I have one, please?)
The coordinated decorations and table settings could not have been prettier. Even now, months later, I can’t help but delight in the paper chandelier installation, and fawn over the hydrangeas and water colour cupcakes.
Let me tell you why.
When my son’s 4th birthday rolls around and he has a few friends over for pass-the-parcel and a piece of cake, simplicity will be a novelty for the kids.