Saturday, February 13, 2010

Party time?? or Spending time?

We are having a tea party on our lounge room floor today, another raining weekend in sydney so needing to come-up with more inside fun things that don't involve spongebob-squarepants dvds played over and over!

While giggle girl was supposed to be having a sleep hubby and i started making all the naughty food goodies for our picnic. I was making mini pancakes with strawberries and he was making fairy bread we started to talk about how kids party's USED to be.....back when we were

Giggle girl's first birthday was a bit of an extravagant event, 300 helium balloons, an army tent (middle of winter) and a jumping castle.....but heres the finer details, the balloons were a gift from one of her 3 sets of grandparents, the army tent was FREE borrowed from hubby's work and the jumping castle was a tiny one that cost $40.

I remember going to parties as a kid where there was a table with all the party food, fairy bread and chips and party pies and sausage rolls. the kids played games that were easy and free to set up, musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey.

Now you can arrange for your little princess and friends to have a manicure and pedicure, full glamour makeup and hair and then photo shoot......for a 5 year old! As an adult this sounds like bliss and I would sign up right now! But 5 year old? Why are children encouraged to grow up so fast?

I have heard stories on some of the mums forums I'm a member of, stories of parents hiring private catering companies for kids birthdays, taking out bank loans to have bigger and better parties than the year before. This is insanity!

What happened to the fairy bread and party pies?

So my question for you today is what is the most over the top kids party you have seen?

Love and Smiles


Sarah said...

I must say i have never been to one yet that has been over the top! I still think the fairy bread is a MUST at all kids parties and my own hehe!!

Squishy Bum Mum said...

your fairy bread is the best in the world sarah!

Woman Uncensored said...

What on earth is fairy bread?