Dear mommies and readers,
I am having doubts on how to celebrate my baby Julie’s upcoming first birthday this coming July 14. I want to be special AND affordable. My husband and I were thinking of doing that party at a McDonald’s. He thinks that it is less hassle and less effort as well.
My mom, on the other hand, who has been hosting parties ever since I was a baby, wanted to do it the traditional way. Having the party in our house, cooking our own food, setting up our own tables, washing the plates and cleaning up the mess ourselves. My husband doesn’t want that much work.
I, unfortunately, am torn between 2 decisions – to have it in McDonald’s or to have it here in our place. I asked my cousin-in-law just a while ago about her experience in hosting her kids’ birthday parties in Jollibee and she told me that she spent around 12K for the older daughter, and around 10K for the youngest one. My mom told me that if we would host the party here in our house, it would cost almost the same (around 10K or so). My husband told me that the package offered in McDonald’s cost a maximum of 150+ per person, and if we invited 30 people, that’s 5K+ (which is half the cost of my cousin-in-law’s party). But of course, I wouldn’t really know unless I ask McDonald’s myself.
If ever I decided to have it in McDonald’s, I wanted the fastfood to have a playground for the kids. It’s really not a suitable place to have a children’s party especially if the place is small and doesn’t have a place to let the children wander and play with their friends.
Any insights? I really need some comments and suggestions. Please help!