August 28, 2008 10:08am CST
Hi everybody!! When you were kids,how did your parents celebrate your birthday??? Did you always have a birthday party? Was it at home, with friends? relatrives? Do you think that made your childhood happier?? I remember when i was younger my mom would make a cake,invite some of the kids from the block and have a little party at home. Later as I got older i would invite my friends from school and my mom would cook what I wanted, but basically that was it. Oh yeah and lots of presents. But now my son has been invited to a lot of birthday parties where they really go all out, for 3 and 4 year olds!!! Come on!!!! Parties are held in these great big places, with magicians, clowns, and once even a farm!!!! Kids get tons of presents,,,,,and it´s almost like a carnival there, cotton candy, capuccinos, hotdogs,hamburgers, the works! I mean parents spend hundreds of dollars on these parties and well yes, their child is being celebrated and he enjoys it a lot,but arent you also just spending money on other kids too!!! And in a way just demonstrating to friends and family what your capable of. It´s almost becoming a competition at school,,,who has the best birthday party!! My husband even told me he prefers to spend that money on us, we could go to disneyworld or something instead. But won´t my son always miss not having the party like his other friends???
28 Aug 08
I never had a birthday party when I was young. My mom would bake me a cake and make my favorite food and get me a new dress. But I was very content and happy with it. Kids these days do have all the fun. Single child concept and double income has been responsible for splurging in extravagant birthday party's. Other parents also join the league due to competition between them (mind you not he children). I don't think your son will miss out not having a party. What a child wants on his birthday is feel special, receive gifts and lots of love. It all depends on the way you bring him up. I think he will cherish Disney world more than anything for his birthday.