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    I’m planning my son’s birthday party, and since money is tight lately, I’m thinking of getting the cheapest package to the play place. The package includes birthday invites, party supplies, birthday cake, unlimited juice/pop, 250 points per child, and thank you cards. It does not include food and I can’t bring any outside food in (because of allergies and such).
    I was wondering, if you were a parent, would you be willing to pay for your own child’s food if everything else was paid for such as admission and play time etc…

    Am I being cheap to ask for parents to do that?

    Oh I’ll add for the party, it also includes unlimited play, b-day balloon hats, face painting, and majic tricks.

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    I don’t like the idea of no free food or not being allowed to bring in food. Not a party I want to go to.

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    I’m guessing there’s too many kids to have the party at home?

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    party where u hav to buy ur (kids) own food & drink? sounds rather lame!

    iz a few pizzas and soda/punch for the kids (or whatever) at that place really that expensive??

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    Can I go too?
    I’ll pay for my own meal :D

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    seriously, if any of my close friends was in this situation, I wouldn’t mind paying for my kid’s food. It’s not a big deal.

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    I’m planning my son’s birthday party, and since money is tight lately, I’m thinking of getting the cheapest package to the play place. The package includes birthday invites, party supplies, birthday cake, unlimited juice/pop, 250 points per child, and thank you cards. It does not include food and I can’t bring any outside food in (because of allergies and such).
    I was wondering, if you were a parent, would you be willing to pay for your own child’s food if everything else was paid for such as admission and play time etc…

    Am I being cheap to ask for parents to do that?

    Oh I’ll add for the party, it also includes unlimited play, b-day balloon hats, face painting, and majic tricks.

    [Message last modified 01-24-2010 08:13pm by Kadin]

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    some of the kids are probably gonna bring gifts, no?

    so i think thats sad if they hav to bring lunch money, to a party!

    what would the parents think?

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    In American I dont see anything wrong with it… In my culture, its a different story… Guys, she asked for advice, not criticism.

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    i’d be willing to pay for anything and everything w/o question otherwise don’t throw a party if there are restrictions.

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    Yes, you are being cheap.

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    Take them to buffet. They can eat anything they want as much as they want to. No need those play place and stuff, kid will go crazy and you are responsible to take care of them. Waaa…mightmare.

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    I wouldn’t do that (asking the parents to pay) if I could avoid it somehow. Is there anything else you can do within your budget? If my daughter was invited to a party like that, of course, I would pay for her, but if I was the one throwing the party, I would never do that. I am uncomfortable enough when people buy things for my daughter. My child, my financial responsibility.

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    so very true! why bother throwing a party if you need to pay anything to attend?

    [i]Originally posted by Menkos[/i]
    I wouldn’t do that (asking the parents to pay) if I could avoid it somehow. Is there anything else you can do within your budget? If my daughter was invited to a party like that, of course, I would pay for her, but if I was the one throwing the party, I would never do that. I am uncomfortable enough when people buy things for my daughter. My child, my financial responsibility.

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    Yes that’s very cheap. I wouldn’t throw a party at all unless I could afford to do it.

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    wheres it at, anyways? chucky cheese? how many kids/parents?

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    Naw..you doing the right thing. Don’t spoiled them too much. haha….. Don’t be like me. I have 4 bedrooms home. 2 rooms full with toys and my kid stuffs. When it comes to their birthday… just buy cakes and sing happy birthday….

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    I’m planning my son’s birthday party, and since money is tight lately, I’m thinking of getting the cheapest package to the play place. The package includes birthday invites, party supplies, birthday cake, unlimited juice/pop, 250 points per child, and thank you cards. It does not include food and I can’t bring any outside food in (because of allergies and such).
    I was wondering, if you were a parent, would you be willing to pay for your own child’s food if everything else was paid for such as admission and play time etc…

    Am I being cheap to ask for parents to do that?

    Oh I’ll add for the party, it also includes unlimited play, b-day balloon hats, face painting, and majic tricks.

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    I say go for it.
    Throw the party.

    if no one else shows up, the birthday kid can have fun with his siblings, mother and father :D

    if it’s the crowd you’re after, have the party at home…food and entertainment provided.
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    If you want your child to have the experience, have it at the play place. In terms of the invitees, I think you should stick to close friends and relatives. Most likely, they’re more understandable.

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    I’m planning my son’s birthday party, and since money is tight lately, I’m thinking of getting the cheapest package to the play place. The package includes birthday invites, party supplies, birthday cake, unlimited juice/pop, 250 points per child, and thank you cards. It does not include food and I can’t bring any outside food in (because of allergies and such).
    I was wondering, if you were a parent, would you be willing to pay for your own child’s food if everything else was paid for such as admission and play time etc…

    Am I being cheap to ask for parents to do that?

    Oh I’ll add for the party, it also includes unlimited play, b-day balloon hats, face painting, and majic tricks.

    [Message last modified 01-25-2010 07:47pm by Kadin]

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    Sounds like fun, but what’s a party without food? I would pay for food. :D

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    if I show up at your party, it’s not about the food JWLS! :D

    [i]Originally posted by JWLS[/i]
    Sounds like fun, but what’s a party without food? I would pay for food. :D

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    How old are they? If they are in their early teens, I’ll pay for everything..:)

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    What if they’re teenage boys?

    [i]Originally posted by I3ig_Machine[/i]
    How old are they? If they are in their early teens, I’ll pay for everything..:)

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    I say you throw party at home and have the food and everything.

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    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    if I show up at your party, it’s not about the food JWLS! :D

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    [i]Originally posted by JWLS[/i]
    Sounds like fun, but what’s a party without food? I would pay for food. :D

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    aww but to be honest, when i think of party.. i can only think of FOOD lol=p

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    Not me. I only go to parties for the person.
    or I don’t go at all. going to parties is too much work for me hehe.

    [i]Originally posted by JWLS[/i]
    aww but to be honest, when i think of party.. i can only think of FOOD lol=p

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    ^Oh of course it’s for the person, but i’m just saying.. it would be nice to have food too duh! LOL=p hehe and if you don’t provide me food, then that’s ok because i’ll end up buying food myself anyways :D

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    yep!

    [i]Originally posted by JWLS[/i]
    ^Oh of course it’s for the person, but i’m just saying.. it would be nice to have food too duh! LOL=p hehe and if you don’t provide me food, then that’s ok because i’ll end up buying food myself anyways :D

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