What is a Fiver Birthday Party?

An example of my new product for sale! Picture your little one’s adorable face where my daughter’s is.

An example of my new product for sale! Picture your little one’s adorable face where my daughter’s is.

Calling all parents! 

Inevitably, your school-age child will be invited to birthday parties. S/he will likely attend close to 10-15 a year and that number multiplied by the average cost of a gift ($10-20) and you’re spending $100-200 a year!

Then, when you're the one throwing the party, you are suddenly drowning in gifts from the guests that attended. An overabundance of toys can quickly become clutter, which can have quite a toll on your family.

Fiver Parties are a trend that is quickly becoming very popular. It's a solution for both hosts and guests because it eliminates the hassle of shopping, the expense, and the piles of presents. En lieu of a gift, guests are asked to bring $5 for the birthday kid. This can quickly add up between friends from school, the neighborhood, and family members.

At the end of the party, the parents can unveil a large/expensive gift that everyone's money has contributed to. Or, the birthday kid will later be able to use that money to get something they really want and will actually use - perhaps even an experience!

This is a very new trend, so to explain to your guests the concept of the Fiver Party you can purchase this invitation insert that I created. I can customize it with a picture of your child, or you may choose good old honest Abe instead. Slip it inside the envelope with your party invitation or simply attach the JPG to your e-vite!

Above all, don't forget to explain what a Fiver Party is to your birthday boy or girl. This way s/he can get excited about the big gift or awesome experience before the big day.

Please add your comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!


I think I read 10+ results after I googled “how to write your first blog post” and I still don’t have a clue how to start. I’ve blogged before, once unsuccessfully (maybe 1-2 posts before I deleted them), and once satisfactorily (a family blog about our infertility journey spanning several months). But this is different in many ways.

First, and foremost, my business is like my child. Now that I’m a mother, I can say that with certainty. In becoming a business-owner, just like becoming a new parent, there has been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, along with doubt, uncertainty, and mistakes. So this blog seems like another step towards legitimacy as a business, and I worry this will place a lot of undue pressure on me.

This blog is also different because, unlike our family blog, there’s no set subject or audience. There’s an over-arching theme of simplify-ing, but that is a wide net I’m casting and it ranges from working with my clients to interesting articles I’ve read to my own personal life and beyond. From what I’ve “researched,” this is general view on blogging is a big no-no, but I’ve always been really good at breaking rules. 

So, welcome! Thanks for joining me!