Monday, 16 April 2012

Birthday Party Planning

I hate it.  I really do.

I mean, I love that my kids get to celebrate their birthdays, but I truly despise the planning part. 

Nearly every year, SOMETHING goes wrong.  One year, I forgot to hand out the loot bags, so had to go and deliver them all over town the next day.  Another year, I ordered cake that turned out horrendous.  I had almost a full slab left.  Yet another year, I ordered way too little pizza and many guests couldn't eat...follow that up with the two party-sized pizzas that I OVER-ordered...ugh.  I just hate it.

This year, Threepeat is having his 5th birthday party at the local trampoline club.  I had both of the older boys' parties there years ago and it was a lot of fun. 

My biggest issue is what to do about the dreaded loot bags.  My youngest guest is 4 and the oldest is 15:

One set of twin 4 year old boys
Three 5 year old boys
One 6 year old girl
Two 8 year old girs
Two 9 year old girls
Two 10 year old girls
Two 12 year old boys
One 14 year old girl
One 15 year old boy

I'm thinking that I will get loot bags for the kids up to ten and then maybe a $5.00 gift card to McDonald's or something for the older ones.  Sigh...

Also, the pizza and food....I wish there was some magical way to work out how much of what to get.  And cake....ugh...don't get me started.

Let's just say that I will be glad when it's all over.
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