Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Over the Top Birthday Parties



The following rant was promoted by an article on kid’s birthday parties that I recently read.
Kid’s birthday parties should cost under $50, actually they should cost under $25 but I’m feeling generous.

What is it with parents taking kids to places like; build-a-badger, laser tag, bowling alleys, gun clubs, fashion shows etc…Did they have such deprived childhood’s that they have to live through their kid’s? Are they guilty about something? Wusses who can’t say no? 

These are the same people you hear complain about never having enough money as they are heading to the mall in their leased car to shop. Well, duh. Waah, waah waah, someone call the waahmbulance.

Party-bags?! Really? We just fed and entertained your sugared-up brats for 3 hours and now we have to give out a party-bag! What’s that you say? You gave my kid a gift? Well no sugar Sherlock, it’s his birthday you douche. But you know what? We don’t really need any gifts; we have enough junk in our house already. But if you want a party-bag for your kid filled with dollar store crapolla, then fine, enjoy. I hope that in the middle of the night you step on some small plastic pieces while walking around barefoot.

So tell me what’s the deal with inviting tons of kids? I hear of parents inviting their kid’s entire school class so no one’s feelings get hurt. Hey kid, you were not invited because my kid thinks you are a booger-eating-goober. Get over it, that’s life. Thank God my kids are homeschooled. My kids get a party from ages 5 thru 10. And that’s it. And they get to invite one friend for each year old they are.


Social media like; Facebook, Instagram and Vine just make matters worse. People post all their self-indulgent pictures and videos of events like birthday parties. They are just showing you a small slice of life. The good life, through a rose colored internet. They want you to think that everything is all peaches and cream. When underneath the peaches are rotting and cream is curdling. Guess what? You might be fooling others and even yourself for a while, but you ain't fooling us.



Gift registries for kid’s birthdays, really? I’m speechless.

Some of the more outrageous themes in the article: ice sculptures, snow machine parties (for backyard sledding), karaoke bar, live animals, spa parties (yes at a spa). In that light hauling a bunch of brats to the bowling alley or Chucky E. Cheese is kinda quaint, still stupid, but quaint.

Be careful. You give your little girl a 5th birthday party that costs $500 and you are gonna have a helluva bill when the princess gets married. And you sure aren’t doing your future son-in-law any favors.

#throwing #birthday # parties #over-the-top #sucky #parents
#suckyparentsthrowingoverthetopbirthdayparties




4 comments:

Mary Wilkerson said...

#preach

Maurisa said...

The LDS folks throw some pretty extravagant birthday parties here. My kids enjoy them, but there is no way in heck I'm doing any such thing!

Great advice, as always.

Rob F said...

Maurisa,
I'd totally send my kids to those LDS parties, heck I'd send the kids that weren't invited too! Tell them to fill up their pockets with party favors to use at our parties.

BTW-can you tell I was low on coffee yesterday when I wrote this?
#grumpy

Holy Stitchers of Beit Shemesh said...

This. Was. AWESOME.