We ALL know how expensive children’s birthdays can be, the gifts, the party, the cake… The “Fiver Party” could offer the perfect solution!
The “Fiver” Party is the latest craze from Australia and it’s hitting the UK.
What is a “Fiver party”?
A fiver party is simply a party where the invited guests DO NOT bring a gift! If they wish to contribute, they arrive with a card and a five-pound note.
All the five-pound notes are then gathered together and used to either contribute to the cost of the party or buy the one MAIN gift the child has requested.
Seems like a fantastic idea right? The only drawback I can see is that the child has to be old enough to understand there will be only 1 main gift (potentially purchased at a later date) which is from all their guests OR that the party itself is their gift.
Why a “Fiver party” could be right for you…
- Your child has an early winter birthday and has already received everything they wanted from Santa. As the mother of an early January baby, I have first-hand experience of racking my brain for things to buy, finding the cash so soon after Christmas to pay for said gifts and parties and even panic buying things she doesn’t want or need just so she has something to open!
- Your child has requested a main present out of your budget
- Your child has requested an expensive party
- You have no room for many party gifts
From a guests perspective, No gift, little expense and no stress…
It ensures everyone spends the same amount on a gift and they don’t have to go shopping!
If you fancy throwing a Fiver party ensure you give full details of what’s involved on the invitations, it will save lots of questions later!