Popular parties: Controversy over new trends in children birthday celebrations

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The cake, the party favors, the entertainment.  Planning a child’s birthday party can be overwhelming and exhausting and attending them with your kiddo can also be daunting.

If you or your child have been invited to a birthday celebration recently, you may have noticed some changes from parties in the past.

There is a new trend when it comes to celebrating those special milestones.

The ‘fiver,’ a 50-50 party, or a no-gifts party are new additions to the party requests.

According to the Australian parenting website, Babyology, ‘ the fiver,’   is a birthday bash where all the guests bring  $5 to put towards a big-ticket present that the child really wants and was already purchased by the parents.

Another popular party trend?  The 50-50 party, where the hosts asks for a cash gift. Half of the money goes to the birthday child to get a large gift for themselves and the other portion goes to a charity that the child has selected.

We want to know what you think.  Are you in favor of the new party trends?  Have you thrown one or been invited to one?  What are your thoughts? Let us know on Facebook.

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