My daughter turns six tomorrow, which means that I am about to throw the 30th birthday party in my career as Mom - thirty exceptional birthday parties that have celebrated my childrens’ unique personalities and our special relationsh…oh, who am I kidding? At this point, I’m just praying someone saw the tiny little BYOB in the medium sized LPS’s left pawprint on the invite.
I’ve learned the hard way over the years that, until they start asking for Birthday Spectacular-Spectaculars, I should not deliver them. I made that mistake on each of their first birthday parties and I’m still trying to get them down from the sugar high. Now, my kids get to have the great big crazy insane birthday party when they turn 10, and until then, we keep it small, simple and affordable.
Thirty parties in, I’m getting pretty good at coming up with new ways to keep my expenses down and their fun up. However, I’ve got a few fallback favorites that I thought I’d share on this, the last day of my daughter’s fifth year.
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