Mum’s goodie bag shamed for ‘ridiculous’ reason


A mum’s goodie bags – made for her daughter’s 11th birthday – have been slammed by another mother for the most ‘ridiculous’ reason.

The unnamed mum took to parenting forum Mumsnet to say that she was ‘fuming’ after the awkward encounter left her daughter completely embarrassed.

Her daughter was having a sleepover with four of her friends, so she bought some gift bags to put together her own party favours.

“I bought some gift bags and made up bags including some pens, a notepad with each of the girls’ initials, a little nail varnish set each, a book, a pair of novelty socks, some sweets and a piece of birthday cake,” the mum wrote.

A mum decided to make her own party favours for her daughter’s 11th birthday. Photo: Getty

All up the bags cost less than $20 each. However, after the party, one of the girl’s returned her bag along with a letter. Her mum had said they were ‘too generous’ and she ‘couldn’t accept it’.

Her daughter was really embarrassed “as her friend told her that her mum says I try too hard.”

“I’m mortified but also livid … I definitely don’t want to impress her or anyone else,” she wrote.

The bags included some pens, a notepad with each of the girls’ initials and nail polish. Photo: Getty

Asking if the mum was right to return the back, or she was being ridiculous, many users had no idea what the other mum’s problem was.

“That is so unbelievably rude of her. My jaw just literally dropped,” one person commented.

“How thoroughly obnoxious of the woman and what a shame for the daughter,” another said.

Others reassured the mum that her goody bags were not at all over the top.

The other mum claimed the bags were ‘too generous’. Photo: Getty

“You have no reason to be mortified,” was one response. “You have been nothing but kind, fun, thoughtful and generous.”

There were some however agreed the goodie bags were too much, but probably wouldn’t have returned it.

“I would have found the bags overgenerous, if I’m completely honest,” one wrote.

“Weird to return it admittedly but I’d have felt like you were showing off,” another argued.

Spending $20 doesn’t seem like much at all. Just last week mum Sally Pozzobon took to the Kmart Australia Facebook page to share how she hosted a k-marty for her daughter’s 9th birthday.

A mum hosted a ‘K-marty’ for her daughter’s 9th birthday. Photo: Facebook

Each one of the girls were told to arrive at Kmart at 5pm where they were then handed a shopping basket on wheels and $25 to spend on anything they wished.

Afterwards, all the girls were driven back to Lucy’s house, where they had a sleepover and played with everything they had collected at the shop.


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