A MUM has revealed that she takes her children on holiday, rather than throwing them a birthday party.
Skye Hitchcock, a mother-of-three, posted the video to her TikTok account, where it has been viewed over 600k times.
Skye shared how she’s ‘given up’ throwing birthday parties and goes on holiday insteadCredit: @skyehitch/Tiktok
The young mum and her husband, believed to live in the US, were childhood sweethearts and have been married for five years.
Skye, who is 23-years-old and a mum to two boys and one girl, shared how she no longer does birthday parties for her children anymore.
Instead, the mum chooses to take the kids away on holiday over their birthday celebrations.
In the video, Skye writes: “When people are upset that I take my kids on trips for their birthday to make memories instead of blowing money on a stressful birthday party.”
She then lip-synced to the lyrics Fight Me by Yung Snow: “If you don’t like me, fight me.”
In the video, Skye was preparing to take her one-year-old daughter away on holiday for her first birthday and wrote: “After nap time we are going to the BEACH.”
Under the video, there were people questioning why Skye would go on holiday rather than throw a party.
One wrote: “They won’t remember the party or the trip though at that age, so the trip is really just for you lol.”
Another user wrote: “Well, you’re rich so you are privileged to afford both. I can only afford cupcakes and a home birthday party with close family.”
To which Skye replied: “I grew up with nothing, not even a cake on my birthday. We have worked extremely hard to get this life, we don’t take it for granted.”
Although some people raised their eyebrows about the trips, Skye went on to explain in the comments why she doesn’t do birthday parties anymore.
A user commented: “Yeah so they can all call three days before (the party) and say they aren’t coming, no thanks.”
Skye replied: “It’s heartbreaking, we tried to have ONE party and nobody showed except our best friend and her family.”
She said in another comment that when the kids are old enough and ask for a birthday party she will do it.
Lots of people could relate to Skye’s problem and many said they had thought about doing trips away rather than birthday parties.
One user wrote: “I’m thinking about doing this, I seriously have started hating the birthday party thing.”
Another mum agreed with Skye’s approach: “I started doing this. The money went towards meaningful memories vs decor, food, time, and stress, for only half the people to show up. Best thing I did for us.”
“OMG, I thought I was the only one who did this! People get so mad, I’m like why?” Exclaimed another user.
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Whilst it divided opinion, many mums liked the idea of going awayCredit: @skyehitch/Tiktok