The Final Word On Who Pays For Birthday Dinners

“A guest can’t volunteer all of the guests to pay for the host/honoree.”

Helaine Olen Explains “Expenditure Cascades” As They Relate to Birthday Parties

How much have expenditures cascaded since the days of box cake and paper hats? Olen writes that 7 out of 10 U.S. parents spend more than $300 on a birthday party, while 1 out of 7 spend more than $1,000.