Extracts from The
Easy Guide to Children's Parties
"There can be intense one-upmanship in the party business.
In a class, each child’s party may have to be bigger, better and more unusual than the last. At extremes, this leads to people hiring celebrities, coach trips to interactive museums and mini holidays.
There is also a danger that gift accumulation becomes more important than the party itself.
Break the mould. Let the emphasis be on fun, rather than
spending. There is a lot to be said for emphasising people not money –
sometimes less is more."
The Party Circuit
Your child starts playgroup, nursery or school and is suddenly invited to everyone’s parties – you’re thrilled that your child is so well integrated and popular. But wait....soon you're expected to return the favour.
You’ll quickly discover today’s parties are big business –
jelly and ice cream are no longer where it’s at. Research commissioned
by Abbey National a few years ago from The Future Foundation suggests today’s parents
are keen to give their children a very good time. The findings show
spending on children’s parties
Four fifths (80%) of parents are spending a lot more on their children than their own parents did. More than a third (35%) do so because they have more money, but 13% feel under pressure to keep up with other families.
Many parents are keen to indulge their children and spend what they can
afford or more!
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