I had no idea that April would become our “Birthday Month.”
Of course, April has always meant my dad’s birthday.
And then, Jim joined ranks.
And when my sister-in-law Taylor joined the family, her special day got added to the calendar.
Then, when we moved to Nashville, Sun-sil and Jackson got put on the roster.
And then we learned Baby Girl would make her arrival in April, too.
Then the party invites started rolling in from Seth’s “peeps.” Hayden, Bralen, Aylin, Charlie, Tabitha. All in one week, no less.
Which is why this is what my dining room looks like:
But I’m not a complete slacker! I embellished Miss AP’s gift:
So, here is my question, though, to toss out to the blog world.
What is your birthday budget?
I’ve never really thought about the dollar amount to spend on party gifts for a preschooler. In fact, Seth hadn’t even attended his first birthday party until two weeks ago. But suddenly being faced with a half-dozen toddler gifts to buy….well, it gave me pause. What is that fine line between cheap and appropriate and extravagant?
I’d love to hear what some of you other moms do when birthday party season hits in full force? How do you make your little one’s friends feel special without breaking the bank?