Every parent has experienced the mixed bag of emotions when it comes to their kids being invited to their peers’ birthday parties. On the one hand, they’re happy that their child is being included and has an active social life going. On the other hand, keeping up with purchasing gifts can really add up.
The newest birthday party trend is here to change that. The “Fiver Party” might be a brilliant solution for this very problem. The way it works is that rather than everyone bringing a gift that your child may or may not like (and therefore may end up lying around your house untouched), each guest brings a mere $5 instead. At the end of the day, your kid can pool up all of the cash and then choose their own gift, which will end up being something they actually want and will play with. This is a win for both you and your child.
This is also a win for all of the parents whose kids are invited to the party. First, they don’t have to spend $20 and their spare time running to a toy store to try to figure out what another child may or may not want as a birthday gift. It also helps avoid the situation where a parent has to explain to their child why they cannot buy a toy since it is not his or her birthday. This can get pretty tiresome.
If your child is constantly invited to birthday parties, the costs can really add up. By cutting down the cost, parents can save a lot of money, but there is an additional benefit as well. By cutting down on the number of toys each child receives, it is both environmentally friendly and teaches children that value of owning things that they actually want and need, rather than be surrounded by a sea of $20 toys they will never touch. This practical approach reduces waste and overconsumption.
The “Fiver Party” also takes the guesswork out of trying to purchase the perfect gift. Another benefit is that it evens out the playing field, as every child brings the same exact gift without having to worry about whether their gift was “good enough” or not. Some people may be able to afford more expensive than others, and the “Fiver Party” ensures that nobody feels left out or bad about their financial situation.
This new trend lets kids be kids and allows them to focus on the real purpose of the birthday party: having fun with their friends. What do you think of this new birthday party trend?