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  • #1579813
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    Mercury
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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.

    #1579814
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    I3ig_Machine
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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.

    #1579815
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    Korbelicious
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    I’m guessing there’s too many kids to have the party at home?

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    #1579816
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    Tevbot
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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??

    #1579817
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
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    Can I go too?
    I’ll pay for my own meal :D

    .

    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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    #1579818
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    Tevbot
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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?

    #1579819
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    Euroguy
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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.

    #1579820
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    pR3nCess
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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.

    #1579821
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    linnnie
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    Yes, you are being cheap.

    #1579822
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    here2improve
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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.

    [Message last modified 01-25-2010 10:17am by here2improve]

    #1579823
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    Menkos
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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.

    #1579824
    Avatar of pR3nCess
    pR3nCess
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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.

    #1579825
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    RoyalOrient
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    Yes that’s very cheap. I wouldn’t throw a party at all unless I could afford to do it.

    #1579826
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    Tevbot
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    wheres it at, anyways? chucky cheese? how many kids/parents?

    #1579827
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    Diamond2
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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.

    #1579835
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
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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.
    .

    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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    #1579828
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    JWLS
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    Sounds like fun, but what’s a party without food? I would pay for food. :D

    #1579829
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    Kadin
    Moderator

    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

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1579830
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    I3ig_Machine
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    How old are they? If they are in their early teens, I’ll pay for everything..:)

    #1579831
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
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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..:)

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1579832
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    Bhoc-Gai
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    I say you throw party at home and have the food and everything.

    #1579833
    Avatar of JWLS
    JWLS
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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

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

    [/quote]

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

    #1579834
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    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

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1579836
    Avatar of JWLS
    JWLS
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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

    #1579837
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    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

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1579838
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    Euroguy
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    haha.. maybe it doesnt matter to him

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    What if they’re teenage boys?

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

    [/quote]

    #1579839
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    Areeya
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    Why can’t it be a party of just you and the kids…maybe one or two of his close friends…that way you don’t have to spend too much.

    #1579840
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    NesaiBong
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    I think if you send out an invitation ahead of time, parent will understand with today’s economy, alittle on the cheap side but they would understand. But don’t be shocked if some does not bring any gifts either.

    [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.

    #1579841
    Avatar of Mercury
    Mercury
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    Thank you to everyone for your inputs. I will take them into consideration. I am still planning his birthday, but I think I have something in mind already.
    I was only going to invite a few of my close friends and their kids which would be about 9 kids in total including my children. So I thought paying 200+ dollars for the cosmic adventures was too much.
    I’m planning a themed party at home probably a superheroes party where the kids can come dressed in superhero costumes. I’ll buy my own face paint and have my sister in law do the face painting. My kids like helping out in the kitchen so I might get the kids to help bake their own cupcakes and then they’ll get to decorate their own cake and I’ll give them a candle each to blow out with the birthday boy. :D
    I’m thinking maybe just ordering pizza for the kids and maybe just make some fried rice/noodles and rice wrap for anyone else.
    I’ll think of some games the kids can play, maybe musical chairs and stuff. Loot bags for the kids of course.
    Then afterwards, I’ll take my family to Cosmic Adventures and if the rest of the kids and parents want to go, they can come along, but I would only be paying for my family’s admission. Everyone else, if they choose to come, would have to pay for their own.
    I’m still thinking, but so far, I think I might do just what I’ve wrote ^ there. :)

    Oh, and btw, the party I had mentioned in the first post at Cosmic Adventures was only going to be about 2 hours between 2-4 pm, so I wasn’t sure if food was necessary at that time because people usually eat lunch before that right?

    #1579842
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    Guneesh
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    This plan sounds great! I’m pretty sure your friends wouldn’t mind footing their bill. I would understand, money does not grow on trees right? :)

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    Thank you to everyone for your inputs. I will take them into consideration. I am still planning his birthday, but I think I have something in mind already.
    I was only going to invite a few of my close friends and their kids which would be about 9 kids in total including my children. So I thought paying 200+ dollars for the cosmic adventures was too much.
    I’m planning a themed party at home probably a superheroes party where the kids can come dressed in superhero costumes. I’ll buy my own face paint and have my sister in law do the face painting. My kids like helping out in the kitchen so I might get the kids to help bake their own cupcakes and then they’ll get to decorate their own cake and I’ll give them a candle each to blow out with the birthday boy. :D
    I’m thinking maybe just ordering pizza for the kids and maybe just make some fried rice/noodles and rice wrap for anyone else.
    I’ll think of some games the kids can play, maybe musical chairs and stuff. Loot bags for the kids of course.
    Then afterwards, I’ll take my family to Cosmic Adventures and if the rest of the kids and parents want to go, they can come along, but I would only be paying for my family’s admission. Everyone else, if they choose to come, would have to pay for their own.
    I’m still thinking, but so far, I think I might do just what I’ve wrote ^ there. :)

    Oh, and btw, the party I had mentioned in the first post at Cosmic Adventures was only going to be about 2 hours between 2-4 pm, so I wasn’t sure if food was necessary at that time because people usually eat lunch before that right?

    #1579843
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    Mercury
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    Ya, I emailed two of my friends and asked them the same question and one of them emailed me back saying she wouldn’t mind paying for her kids. I just have to remind her of the date! hehehe

    But I’ve already scratched that idea.

    #1579844
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    Babydollish
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    I dont mind but I would think you’re cheap not including the food with the party package.

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    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 01-27-2010 12:56pm by Babydollish]

    #1579845
    Avatar of pR3nCess
    pR3nCess
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    Mercury: you’re having a party w/o food? what kind of a party is that? personally, i attend parties because of the food and i don’t bring cheap presents either.

    #1579846
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    kate
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    If you’re going to host your child’s bday party at a play house, might as well go all the way. Doesn’t make any sense to go to a party at a place like that and not have at least pizza…

    If you expect parents to get their kids food, I think you’re are being unrealistic..

    If money is the issue, why not just have a simple celebration at home.

    #1579847
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    pkachuk
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    [i]Originally posted by pR3nCess[/i]
    Mercury: you’re having a party w/o food? what kind of a party is that? personally, i attend parties because of the food and i don’t bring cheap presents either.

    you are a woman of exquisite taste.

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