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Kids parties are funny things. As moms, we complain about the extravagant parties other parent throw for their children, even their teeny babies. We kvetch on the expense, the logistical nightmares, and the spoiled kids. Yet, what do we do but feed the beast. Not only do we throw our own fancy parties, but it seems to me we don’t want our kids going to parties that aren’t a lesson in excess either. Let me explain.
Over the years, we’ve thrown some fairly expensive parties for my son. Nathan had a pizza party at a nice restaurant for both parents and kids followed by going to watch a college basketball game. The party included University of Colorado Buffalo themed invites and cake made by yours truly, lots of pizza, beer for the adults, nice goody bags and snacks at the game. Another year, we had a party for most of Nathan’s classmates and their siblings at a local indoor bouncy castle place. Of course, there was the inevitable party at Chuck E Cheese, too, complete with pizza, cool goodie bags, extra game coins, and a golf cake, which I also made.
All these parties were well attended since parents were more than happy to let us treat their children to such fun activities.