'Fiver parties' are the latest kids birthday party trend taking off

parenting 17/01/2019

A new trend for kids birthday parties seems to be taking off this year. More and more parents are doing 'fiver parties' for kids birthday parties.

The idea is that instead of bringing a gift along for the child, people bring $5 to go towards one larger present or an experience for the kid whose birthday it is.

While many people love the idea, as it removes the stress of having to buy gifts, others say it sucks the fun out of the birthday party.

"I think it’s a brilliant idea. Far more sensible and less wasteful than loads of $5 - $10 presents some of which will be duplicates [and] some never played with etc." one person wrote on Mumsnet.

Someone else said that they'd "much rather a fiver in a card than lots of presents that get looked at once then are just clutter."

"I'd also much rather stick a fiver in a card than go looking for a present!" they said.

But others weren't so phased on the idea...

"It sounds very tacky to me, and I don't think I would want to participate." added another. "I certainly wouldn't hold one for my child!"

Regardless of the nay-sayers, it seems the fiver parties are here to stay!