Parents spending nearly €400 on their children's birthday parties

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A survey from parenting site shows that parents can spend a staggering €5,460 on parties before their child makes it to secondary school.

Some details from the survey:

  • The average parent spends six weeks planning a party
  • The average number of children invited to a party is now 20
  • 8 out of 10 parents feel under pressure to ensure their party is as good as their child's peers
  • 7 out of 10 parents book an outside venue
  • The average cost of booking a party venue is €344
  • 3 out of 10 host the party at home.
  • The average spend on a party at home is now €387
  • Children get invited to 12 parties per year with spend on presents avergaing €180 per year
  • Nearly 25% of mums re-gift their child's presents
  • Party bags are a regular feature of birthday parties. 93% of Mums say "Don't forget them!

The survey shows that it is cheaper to book a party venue that host a party at home.

Go to, put in keyword " Birthday Party" and select "Search Near Me to find some great birthday party venues near you.



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