Birthdays...

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Birthdays...
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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 9:27am
Im curious,

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 09-25-2010 - 2:03pm

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Wow, that really is rude. Why can't people just accept that some people find parties fun?





















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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 09-24-2010 - 3:49pm

I think I've been to the type of overblown party you mean. A friend of mine once threw a massive bash for her daughter's first b-day and served cocktails to the parents, who were expected to dress up. Obviously, it was not for the child. I guess that would be the definition of blow out for me.



But I have heard parents complain about any party that isn't at home and call it "overblown."

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 09-24-2010 - 9:07am
Yes that image has stayed with me.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 09-24-2010 - 7:57am

lol,

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2010
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 8:39pm
:)
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 7:45pm
I remember a little bit of a Dave Barry column (and it may hvae been the one that said to cut them off at 11) but his dd had gone to one that had a lifesize Barbie pinata and that it was bizarre to watch the kids whacking it . . .

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 7:20pm

Lol,

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 6:52pm

Well, I'm eating some words I posted somewhere on this site years ago, in which I decried the overblown parties that so many parents throw for their kids. After years of experience, I think "overblown" parties rock.



Why? Well, for starters, they're somewhere other than your house. Actually, that's such an important point that I'll repeat it. THEY ARE SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN YOUR HOUSE. No mess is huge in my book. Second, you don't have to do anything other than write a check if you don't want to. No planning is also big. Third, kids really love them, even ift their parents think you are promoting crass consumerism.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 6:30pm

That party sounds fantastic and is something my kids would have loved (actually, they'd probably still love it, even though they are teenagers!)



The dad was totally out of line, BTW, but I think you knew that.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 09-23-2010 - 6:19pm
Not always. I love birthday parties, but they're not always in the budget.




















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