Princesses and Puppies – Birthday Parties Gone Too Far?

A few weeks ago there was an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County that I just found so disturbing.

Let me preface by saying that I watch this show regularly. In fact, I watch every episode of The Real Housewives. I know the back story and watch these families on a regular basis.

I knew the birthday party was coming up because I saw the preview but I just didn’t expect how extreme the party would really be.

Alexis threw an over-the-top birthday party for her twin four-year-old daughters. They were presented like debutantes to the guests as they walked down the grand staircase of their home.

Then Alexis gave a rambling speech about how rough their births were and how tough she had it. The speech was met with crickets and more than one bored child praying for the party to come back.

The real over-the-top part was that Alexis had puppies brought from the humane society and to even torture the party guests more, all kids were invited to take home the pet of their choice, with their mothers’ permission, of course. OMG! If we had been at this party, I think that I would have immediately left with my children.

Alexis clearly has no respect for those other parents. What kind of person puts this much work on other parents? Not to mention the whining of the kids as they beg to take home a pet?


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