It was only back in June that I was talking about how birthday parties for children seem to get more expensive as children get older. In the 4 years of Leo's life, birthday's have been more of a family occasion. We have little get together's and we put on a buffet, or Leo will ask for his favourite home cooked meal of Granny's famous Chinese chicken, but I know that now he is at school, Birthday's are going to be transform into something else.
Birthday's will be celebrated differently from the here on out, and that's absolutely fine. If Leo want's a party then we will obviously look at the most realistic and best way to make his dreams come true, and stick to a budget that works with the finances available.
The fact of the matter is that children's parties today have changed from when we were younger, Children of 2015 are sassy and they know what they want. They know what they don't want and from a young age they want more than to pin the tail on the donkey, more than pass the parcel and more than just a birthday cake.
Sunlife have recently put together this fun infographic highlighting party budgets of us Brits spend based on our region, and it's quite enlightening. In the UK as many as 8 out of 10 families throw a party and spend around £100 on making it a celebration to remember.