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Fiver parties - would you send your child to one?

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Published at 9:28am 11th February 2019.

Fiver Parties - are you in favour or against?

  • Latest birthday party craze among parents is the Fiver Party.
  • It's where mums and dads ask for a £5 in a birthday card instead of gift for their son or daughter.
  • The idea is they can then put it towards something they want.
  • Is it a good move or bad?

There's a birthday party trend doing the rounds called 'Fiver Parties'.

Fiver parties are children’s birthday parties at which, instead of spending hours searching for a present they may or may not like, parents are asking other mums and dads to simply stick a fiver in a card.

The idea is that the birthday child gets to spend a good bit of the money on something that they really want or save it, and parents aren’t left with a pile of toys that the child doesn’t even want or worse still duplicate presents.

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For some parents, many welcome the so-called 'fiver parties' stating it's a good way of teaching kids to enjoy get-togethers, putting the emphasis on people instead of gifts.

Others call a move like this forward, cheeky, presumptuous and tacky. And some people just don’t feel comfortable handing over money.

So our question is, what do you think of them....

 

Do you think fiver parties are a good idea?
Yes
76.2%
No
23.8%
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