Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ah, The Pain of Birthday Parties

Around here, I think the worst part is the dude's birthday is in December, which rules out all outdoor activity, so Chucky has been a safe haven for us the past couple years, and he's happy with it.

For the girls, their birthday is in October, which makes it a little bit easier.

I've been to a party like the one described here, but Trent at the Simple Dollar has a good article, and the comments are just as good.

Recently, a young child that lives nearby (age six or so) had a large birthday party at his home for all the children on the block that were approximately the same age (four year olds to eight year olds, roughly). The party was in the family’s fenced-in backyard and included a magician, two horses, and a barbecue with a folk music band for all of the adults. To top it all off, there was a giant tarp over something in the backyard, and when the tarp was lifted (after the birthday cake), it revealed a play/tree house that must have easily cost $5,000.

Remember that this party isn’t for you, it’s for the child. The party should revolve around what your child wants, not what you want. If your child wants to just have his best friend over for a sleepover and have hot dogs for supper, go for it even if it’s not what you’d envision for a birthday celebration. Let it be your child’s day, but just keep it within reason.

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