Are McDonald’s birthday parties really a thing of the past?

One mum shared her disappointment after being shamed for suggesting her child have a McDonald’s party.

“My nephew recently had a party at McDonalds and my kids had a ball.

“So I was thinking of having my son’s 6th birthday there too. But when I told a group of mums at pick-up about my idea, they looked disgusted and one commented “who takes there kids to McDonalds anymore?”

“It made me feel really uncomfortable. My kids LOVE Maccas – although we only go occasionally. Am I the only one who takes kids to McDonalds and thinks having a party there would be fun?”

Are they really such a horrible thing?

Well it seems our mums think not!

The majority agree that those mums who look down their nose at Macca’s are just stuck up and don’t understand the necessity of a good old (easy) Macca’s party.

Elza said, ” I’m 46…..I want my own bday party at McDonalds!”

Sarah said, “Take a stand and just go anyway! It’s about your kid, not other mothers.”

Danielle said, “Absolute bullshit!! Some ppl need a reality check. A Maccas party is like a right of passage. Who really doesn’t feed their kids Maccas??”

Ami said, “Man Maccas is the bomb with the kids.”

Kylieann said, “Who doesn’t like a Mac as party. My son went to a 3rd bday there last year, and my 10yr old had a ball too. Daughter also went to one when she was 7. I think maybe they jelly they can’t afford one.”

Michelle said, “Can’t imagine a child not enjoying a Maccas party. They were the best!”

Vesna said, “Who cares what those women think. If your kids love to have a party there so be it. Each of my kids have had a party there.”

Craig said, ” Macca is ok as a sometimes special food… and a Birthday is definitely special and sometimes…”

Trace shared, “These are the mothers you don’t want to be around and they will probably teach their kids to be just as nasty. Your kids will never put others down, and they will have a great time at their maccas party next month!! You will too!! NO PREP, no cleaning before OR after!! Someone else entertains!! Best value!!”

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  • Wow! It’s a sad day when a Macca’s birthday party is frowned upon. It’s about what your child wants and Macca’s parties are fuss-free, easy to organise, and everything is done for you. We loved having them and going to them.

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  • Some good advice on here – just do what your child wants. They’re the ones that will remember their brithday party in years to come as opposed to these other mothers.

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  • Forget about those women. Does your son want a Macca’s party? If so then have the birthday party there and if their Mum says no, then that is their problem. We don’t all have thousands of dollars to spend on parties. It’s his birthday not theirs.

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  • Oh, please. This is all because so many parents have become super-competitive about so many aspects of life, including childrens’ birthday parties. Nowadays, among certain parents – and we all know them – it’s de rigeur to have the opulent (and very expensive) princess, Disney, Spider-Man, pirate, unicorn, beauty spa or what’ve party. They all try to top the previous party their child attended. Not every parent can afford, and not t every child wants, the over-the-top 6th birthday party. More importantly, not everyone is interested in outdoing othe parents, and showing off their professional photos of their party-planner event on social media. Some parents and children just want a simple, easy, small celebration with family and friends, and this should be encouraged and applauded. I think it’s time to start shaming the shamers, because clearly, they have no respect and should know better. .

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  • I think it’s crazy how people behave over a children’s birthday party I don’t think there would be any child that wouldn’t like to go to a birthday party with play equipment icecream, chips, burgers, lollies and cake it’s a child’s party

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  • The health debate can go overboard things like this are fine as an occasional treat. That being said the last time I went to one it was noisy and overcrowded.

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  • A maccas party is a kids dream. We have maccas for a treat every now and then and my kids love that. The mother should not be put off by those stuck up mothers. They probably feed their kids off silver platters. Just stick to the plan after all it’s about making your child happy not them.

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  • A party at Maccas is only special if they don’t eat it two or three times a week. So is that what those stuck-up mums are really doing? The only time we went to Maccas was for a birthday party, so it was really special in our house and I’ll bet that’s the way it is in your house too.

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  • I loved having and attending parties at Hungry Jack’s as a kid. So I can’t see why having one at Macca’s should be any different. These mum’s appear to be stuck up and judgemental. If that’s fun for your kids then that’s all that matters. If kids are real friends then they will attend a party held wherever you want to hold it. Don’t let the haters put you off a catered party at maccas!

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  • A party where someone else will entertain all the children, feed them and clean up after them, oh heck yes!!!

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  • Love maccas parties, screw the judgey ones

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  • I am considering having my daughter’s birthday party there. Nothing wrong with having a birthday party at Maccas.

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  • Each for their own if you want to have a party at Macdonalds it’s entirely up to the parent i find them fun couldn’t be any worse than other party places with the food they serve

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  • I loved a McDonalds party as a child! I’ve heard that they don’t do the party rooms anymore? The ice cream cakes were a highlight!

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  • There shouldn’t be any issues with having a part at McDonald’s it has a great play area and everything in moderation is entirely fine.

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