I came across this post a while back and flagged it to come back to after the holiday hub-bub had passed.
It’s no secret that kids’ birthdays can get outrageously expensive. I think about this as I recall that I never had extravagant parties every year.
So this “5 Ways to Save Money by Simplifying Birthdays” struck a chord with me.
She writes, “Planning a birthday bash every year for every child can be exhausting, hard on the budget, and leave us with cluttered boxes of party supplies and toys. So in order to simplify, my husband and I adopted the birthday tradition he grew up with. We have chosen to throw only four large birthday parties for each of our children – 1st, 5th, 10th, and 16th.”
What do you think? Do you have a birthday policy in your home? How have you trimmed the madness?