Whats out of control about birthday parties today?
• Party costs are skyrocketing. • The number of children exceeds what many parents can handle. • Children are getting too many presents that cost too much money. • Gift bags contain more and more junk. • Kids get over-stimulated and difficult to manage. • Themes and venues have to be cooler and better each year. • Birthday celebrations are turning into “party weeks” with several parties: family, friends, and school. • Being on the “party circuit” is stressing families’ schedules and budgets. • There is pressure to make parties perfect, original, and enriching—a once in a lifetime experience every year.