Friday, May 29, 2015

Is $48,000 Too Much To Spend On a 3rd Birthday Party?


A couple in Australia who apparently have money to burn recently were in the news for throwing an over the top, extravagant birthday party for their 3 year old daughter. It was a party for 220 guests (50 of them were kids) and included a giant light up marquee with the birthday girl's name. The menu included tempura scallops, truffle arancini, pork belly, paella, wood fired pizza and oysters. The bar was filled with Remy Martin XO cognac. You know the usual stuff 3 year olds like. Here is the cost breakdown...

$18,890- Food and Waiters
$12,700- Beverages and Alcohol
$9,635- Flowers, Marquee, Decorations, Furniture
$3,000- Photographer
$1,600- Former Australian American Idol Contestant Courtney Murphy
$1,000- Photo Booth
$770- Magician
$600- Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Total- $48,195

The couple defended their choice to host such an over-the-top party for their little one. They felt that the party was not extravagant and was worth it just to see their daughter happy.

These parents are setting the party bar really high. If this is the cost of her 3rd birthday can you imagine what her wedding is going to cost?

We recently threw a birthday party for our girls and we spent about $500 total. We had pizza, chips and salads, games and prizes and even a take-home craft. The party was fun and filled with laughter, games and lots of love. It is a party that my kids and myself will always remember. 

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