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Melissa77
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Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Do you tip the workers at a child's birthday party? I am not against tipping but my DD's party is pretty expensive for a 2 hour party plus I have been to a party at a similar place and they had 5-6 employees involved in the party rooms.

Posted 10/14/08 2:07 PM
 
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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

When I use to do the big parties for my oldest son I would always tip the girls at the end. I tell who ever I give the tip to that it is for all of the girls to split.

Posted 10/14/08 2:10 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

I would give one tip and let them split it amonst themselves. That's what I have always done.

Posted 10/14/08 2:12 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Ready...Rj's party cost me $600Chat Icon Chat Icon which IMO was pretty damn expensive for an hour and a half.

I had 3 party attendants and tipped them $10 each.

I originally planned to do $20 each, but only expected 2 attendants.

In the end they didnt do anything other than serve pizza, and cut/serve cake. I couldn't fathom dropping another $60 on that.

Posted 10/14/08 2:14 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Posted by Summerrluvv

I would give one tip and let them split it amonst themselves. That's what I have always done.



How much do u recommend?

Posted 10/14/08 2:14 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Posted by Princessmaris

Ready...Rj's party cost me $600Chat Icon Chat Icon which IMO was pretty damn expensive for an hour and a half.

I had 3 party attendants and tipped them $10 each.

I originally planned to do $20 each, but only expected 2 attendants.

In the end they didnt do anything other than serve pizza, and cut/serve cake. I couldn't fathom dropping another $60 on that.



They took Gilly up in the treehouse. That to me is worth 20 bucksChat Icon

Posted 10/14/08 2:17 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Posted by PrincessP

Posted by Summerrluvv

I would give one tip and let them split it amonst themselves. That's what I have always done.



How much do u recommend?



10-15%? BUT...we've only had parties at WK, McDonalds, Bowling and CEC, so none of them were super expensive. We did tip the puppet show people 20%, but that wasn't *my* idea and it was a little over the top for an hour of work in my home IMO.

Posted 10/14/08 2:17 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Posted by Princessmaris

Ready...Rj's party cost me $600Chat Icon Chat Icon which IMO was pretty damn expensive for an hour and a half.

I had 3 party attendants and tipped them $10 each.

I originally planned to do $20 each, but only expected 2 attendants.

In the end they didnt do anything other than serve pizza, and cut/serve cake. I couldn't fathom dropping another $60 on that.




Holy cow! Scratching OUATT off our list for a party Chat Icon

Posted 10/14/08 2:19 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Posted by Summerrluvv

Posted by Princessmaris

Ready...Rj's party cost me $600Chat Icon Chat Icon which IMO was pretty damn expensive for an hour and a half.

I had 3 party attendants and tipped them $10 each.

I originally planned to do $20 each, but only expected 2 attendants.

In the end they didnt do anything other than serve pizza, and cut/serve cake. I couldn't fathom dropping another $60 on that.




Holy cow! Scratching OUATT off our list for a party Chat Icon



The party starts at 450.

Then add the extra kids, pizza, and goodie bags onChat Icon

Forget about if you want to add an extra half an hour, music time or a craftChat Icon


Posted 10/14/08 2:23 PM
 

Melissa77
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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Posted by Princessmaris

Ready...Rj's party cost me $600Chat Icon Chat Icon which IMO was pretty damn expensive for an hour and a half.

I had 3 party attendants and tipped them $10 each.

I originally planned to do $20 each, but only expected 2 attendants.

In the end they didnt do anything other than serve pizza, and cut/serve cake. I couldn't fathom dropping another $60 on that.




This is what I am talking about it is $430 before extra kids and food for parents and goody bags. I mean even if I tip $10 each that is another $60 Chat Icon We were just at a party there and she had 5-6 people attending. Like I said I have no problem tipping but these parties are expensive enough.

Message edited 10/14/2008 2:37:25 PM.

Posted 10/14/08 2:35 PM
 

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Re: Tipping at a Child's Birthday Party

Posted by Melissa77

Posted by Princessmaris

Ready...Rj's party cost me $600Chat Icon Chat Icon which IMO was pretty damn expensive for an hour and a half.

I had 3 party attendants and tipped them $10 each.

I originally planned to do $20 each, but only expected 2 attendants.

In the end they didnt do anything other than serve pizza, and cut/serve cake. I couldn't fathom dropping another $60 on that.




This is what I am talking about it is $430 before extra kids and food for parents and goody bags. I mean even if I tip $10 each that is another $60 Chat Icon We were just at a party there and she had 5-6 people attending. Like I said I have no problem tipping but these parties are expensive enough.



I would pick an amount (lets say $30) and hand it to the "main" party person, and tell them to split it, or have coffee on you, something like that.

Posted 10/15/08 8:13 AM
 
 

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