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  • Parents’ POV: Should you throw a big birthday bash for your one-year-old?

    Should you throw a big birthday bash for your one-year-old? Find out how parents today view budgets and first birthdays.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • cupcakeShould you throw a big birthday bash for your one-year-old? Find out how parents today view budgets and brilliant first birthdays.

    32% say Yes

    68% say No

     

    YES!

    My daughter may not remember anything that happened during her party, but I know that once she sees the pictures when sheís older, she’ll appreciate it a lot. It’s a mom’s fulfillment as well.

    - Glenda Pande, mom to Jazzirei

     

    It’s a celebration of life, as it marks the start of their wonderful discovery as a person. It also signifies how proud we are as parents to have them in our lives.

    - Geneva Rivera, mom to Moriah and Mishaelle

    Yes, for many reasons: to celebrate my child’s first year of life and the fact that I, a single mom, survived the first tough year. Besides, we’ll be celebrating her succeeding birthdays with simpler parties, so it would be nice to give her a big party on her first birthday.

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    - Therese Megia, mom to Louisse Antoinette

     

    We come from a big family, and we have many friends who will “make tampo” if they won’t be invited. My husband and I have agreed to have her baptized on the same day to save on costs.

    - Jacquelyn R. Ang, mom to Erika, Danika and Erich Claire

     

    Click here to see more real parents' thoughts on whether to have or not have a party for their child's first birthday.

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