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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default Talk about impractical parenting...

    $10,000 for child's birthday party? - CNN.com

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    Some birthday parties now rival weddings in scale and price -- with some costing tens of thousands of dollars. Maybe it's the ever-growing number of millionaires; maybe it's the conspicuous consumption celebrated on reality shows like MTV's "My Super Sweet 16."
    "You can get cotton-candy machines, jumping castles, you can rent a gym or movie theater, or have a real astronaut come, do it at Yankee Stadium ... you can do anything," says Lyss Stern of DivalyssciousMoms.com. She recently organized a fair where 40 high-end birthday-party purveyors pitched their services to parents at the private Park East Day School in New York City.
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    Jeeze, just think of all of the homeless, those assholes could feed. =/

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    what a brilliant company for all those vapid, spoilt rich kids out there.

    in case that person hasn't realized, good memories is just as likely to come from a normal party.

    "I just thought, 'If I go to another paint-a-ceramic-bowl or stuff-a-bear party, I'll shoot myself,'" says Kaster.
    please do.

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    As long as those people earned their money, I do not see a problem.


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    Well, it is a waste... Why make one kid happy for a day, while you can make 10 others for a month? I'm quite sure that kids with 10k birthdays aren't happier than other kids, and this will just make them rotten.

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    Who are we to dictate how people who earned their money should spend the same?
    "its ok to spend million on someone's wedding" "but not ok to spen millions on someone birthday party?"
    Both are both superficial things.

    Quote Originally Posted by biporlargraph
    Why make one kid happy for a day
    If its a birthday to remember, he will tell his grand child how happy he was on his xx birthday.. not just one day.

    ... I lost my train of thought.. god damn Dante~
    *chiiiiiii*

    Whats the name of the h.. thing you got that!

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    What the fuck happened to going downstairs, watching mom bake the cake, and having your cousins come over to sing at you and eat all your food?


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    Even more extreme is the $10 million that former defense contractor David H. Brooks of Long Island reportedly spent in 2005 on his daughter's bat mitzvah. That soiree, at the storied Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center, featured 50 Cent, Don Henley and Aerosmith, among others.
    I bartended a bar mitzvah that cost more than 45,000$ before and it was considered 'the norm'. I'm not surprised.

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    I don't like big bday parties. As long as I get something to eat and someone remembers it's my bday, I'm happy.

    Oh and, also would be happy if I could spend the day with people I like >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by csuti View Post
    I don't like big bday parties. As long as I get something to eat and someone remembers it's my bday, I'm happy.

    Oh and, also would be happy if I could spend the day with people I like >_>
    Some people have no self esteem and need to be constantly reminded that everyone "loves" them by asking them to show up to absurdly large gatherings that do nothing other than feed their weak ego's and temporarily prop up their self confidence which remains as sturdy as a wet paper bag.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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