When did birthday parties become such a thing? My son’s school cafeteria actually sells cupcakes or ice cream sandwiches that you can special order for the entire class on your child’s birthday.
And people do it. In fact, we did it. $20 so 20 kids could have ice cream treats at lunch for my son’s 6th birthday last week. I’m shaking my head as I type this. I don’t know why we did it. Keeping up with the Joneses, I guess.
Birthdays for kids have become big business with every business offering an angle to supply fun and excitement for a couple of hours of chaos before cake.
Parents are heard negotiating dates in the hallway before and after school, making sure the busy spring birthday season doesn’t have any conflicts because “Mary” wants to have everyone from her class at the party.
$20 for class treats. $20 for a gift for someone else’s kid. $20 a head for everyone you invite to your kid’s party. It adds up, and I’ve been sucked in to the machine.
If you’re struggling with kid birthday party ideas, here’s some to help you out.
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