Birthday parties… When I was young(er) I didn’t have huge birthday parties, I had a couple of friends round for a bit of cake and a play date and that was it. No party bags or entertainers or anything fancy,
These days organising a kid’s birthday party is a bit like a wedding, you need to find a venue, prepare a guest list and stick to a budget. Sticking to the budget is the tricky thing, especially if you live around London, now I am not tight, but it really kills me to spend an obscene amount of money to have some kids running around like lunatics for two hours.
We are organising my son’s 6th birthday and this is truly the highlight of his year (apart from Christmas) he has been making daily guest lists for the past six months, everyday he sits down and rereads and rewrites his list (his writing skills have improved a lot thanks to this)
I am lucky that he is still quite naïve and young and I can steer him towards a venue that he will really love, i.e. economical, so he is happy and we are happy but I’m really not sure how long this will last.
I wish I had the time and the ideas to organise something fantastic and great but unfortunately I haven’t. I always see great ideas in Pinterest and other blogs and I ‘d love to do something like that for him, but I am sure he will be happy with the party and he will enjoy it regardless.
Do you do a party for your children? Do you stick to a budget or do you get carried away? What do you think about big do’s for children?