Sunday, August 10, 2008

Helpful tips for childrens' birthday parties

  1. Too many activities are perhaps overkill, but one or two games or organized fun events are helpful.
  2. If you are starting the party at 1 or 2 pm but plan to serve a full meal, mention it in the invitation.
  3. If a lot of people will be smoking right next to the kids, mention it in the invitation? Or something?
  4. If you said “no gifts please” don’t prominently display the presents that were brought.
  5. Anything over a pound of candy per kid to take home is excessive.
  6. Filling the goodie bag with toys that will break and become landfill within 5 minutes is not the goal.
  7. Champagne party poppers are a bad idea for the under 6 set. See the warning label for details.

    I’m sure I’ve forgotten plenty of tips. Let me know what you have experienced first-hand at parties. All of the above happened at a party we attended yesterday. Unreal.

2 comments:

Tish said...

Just take 'em to the dog track. Kids love dogs. The party plans itself.

Kate said...

All I can say is that I have never yet been to Chucky Cheese. And I know that I will have to go sometime soon. I fear that day, I really do.

Then again, when I was a kid Mom got a lot of mileage out of peanut hunts. Don't see many of those anymore.