It seems as if the days are long gone when all you needed to celebrate a child’s birthday was a few presents, some balloons and lots of jelly and ice cream.
New research by MyVoucherCodes* has revealed that the average child’s birthday costs parents more than £350.
The study revealed that parents spend an average of just over £350 on their child’s birthday; including presents, celebrations and any additional activities.
According to the results, 91% of the parents taking part celebrated their child’s last birthday with a party.
Respondents were asked to estimate how much they spent on each aspect of celebrating their child’s last birthday. Check out what parents say they spent:
- Presents for child- £156.30
- Party Food- £73.20
- Cake- £22.33
- Party Activities/ Entertainment or Venue Hire- £90.20
- Party Gifts- £15.92
If you want to celebrate in style, while still watching your pennies, check out our guide to planning your children's birthday party whatever your budget. Plus, why not try whipping up a homemade birthday cake, take a look at these fabulous birthday cake recipes for inspiration.
How much do you spend on celebrating your little one's milestones? Tell us below...
*Study of 1,900 parents aged 18 and over