Hi mommies, My kid has been attending friends birthday parties mostly her age or 1-2 lesser or above. Normally she is good, motivated child. When she attends parties of her exact age group kids with places like trampoline park, thematic, with entertainers, mini train kind of. Kid is asking me why we can't have such parties. I don't believe in unwanted showoff parties, rather I'm a simple person, who spend money for a orphan child's education , give donation on birthdays , anniversaries... when in India will provide lunch for a orphanage. Go to Temple, eat in restaurant or invite kids friends and our friends for a home party. We celebrate milestone birthdays... I keep telling my child, there are so many less previliged children are there, we have to help them... I know my child is 4, can't understand big things ... How do I impart in that mere big parties are waste of money and time? P.s : this is my personal opinion on big parties for 2-11 yr olds. Celebrating big parties with 200 odd People is owns choice, I'm not judging.