We first heard about this last summer and wondered how it would be received by parents and kids. Well, it seems to be a genius idea…
A new(ish) trend is emerging in the kids’ birthday party realm — “fiver” parties — and I’ve got to say, I’m on board.
Every year, I attend the birthday parties of the kids I used to nanny. They’re getting older now, and I truly think the stuff and toys are just getting bigger and more expensive as time goes on. I have sat there year after year as they rip open their gifts, either exclaiming “I have this already!” or “I don’t want this” or “Yay! I hoped for this,” and it’s of no fault to them that it gets to be just so damn much — it’s their birthday, and they want to open the things they’ve been presented with. And if you’re inviting 15 kids to the party and each of them is coming with a gift, of course things are bound to get a little out of hand — not only that, but each gift opened tends to get less and less special.
read all about it here.