This year will be 75 dollars for gifts, food, grab bags etc for each DD
My older DD wants a camping Bday. So, we are setting the tent up in the backyard, having hot dogs, and smores and 6 girls will be staying over. Pancakes for breakfast.
Little DD had a Mad hatter Tea Party. We set up table outside and had finger sandwiches, punch, fruit, and cupcakes. Goodie bags had black and red licorice, heart chocolates, red rose lollipop rings, and a plastic catterpillar/butterfly.
One year I had a pet bday where each guest brought a stuffed animal and they made collars/tags using yarn and shrinky dinks. There was a "hospital" and a salon. It was really cute and super cheap. The kids loved it!!!'
We do not spend more than about 10 dollars on our DDs gifts because both sets of Gparents like getting the BIG gifts. This year I made them each a pretty sun dress. They appreciate the homemade gifts.
Back when the economy was better we spent about 350. We would have an entertainer and beer/wine.