I always ensure Birthday’s are special in this house. More so than Christmas.
For the main reason that it’s the only day of the year where the children have a whole day dedicated to them and them alone.
I’ve been told before that I spend too much on my children for their Birthday’s…
What is too much?
Last year Emmy didn’t want a Birthday party, instead she asked to go to Butlins so we did.
I don’t think that was too extravagant really yet I was told by others that I was spoiling her.
I personally don’t think so at all. She had her birthday presents and she had a holiday, so what?
It was our family holiday too and if you cost up a party, with an entertainer, invites, party bags, balloons and a cake our holiday actually cost a lot less than that party would have done! It lasted longer and she will probably remember it for longer too – she still talks about the shows, putting Billy Bear to bear and our adventures.
Tonight I have been wrapping up Harry’s birthday presents and I honestly had forgotten how many I had bought throughout the year.
I buy them when I find a bargain and stash away during the year. I never pay full price for anything really if I can help it!
So how much do you spend on your kids for their birthdays?
This is Harry’s birthday haul:
Happyland Sherwood Castle
2 x ELC lift out puzzles
2 sets of vehicles for train track
(All the above were from ELC where I had a discount code for. Instead of £65.60 – I actually paid £54)
Fisher Price Little people superheroes set – OK I admit these were expensive at £26.09 BUT how cool are they?
Thomas the Tank Engine Pillow Pets bought from Zuilily which should have been £13.99 however from inviting friends I had £20 site credit so was FREE.
There is also a LeapFrog read with me scout which I had forgotten to get out of my wardrobe, bought on offer from Amazon for £18.47
And lastly which I will build on Saturday night is a Balance Bike purchased with a Groupon deal for £34.99
I don’t feel I’ve over spent at all – I budget and buy throughout the year and I can’t wait for Sunday.
My baby will be 2 – how did that happen?
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