- April 3, 2007 at 4:49 pm #239967
1st & 2nd year birthday parties are mainly for the parents – not the
kids. They just don’t realize what is happening.
After the 3rd year the Chuck e Cheese and McDonalds parties can start
(and they are fairly frugal since you don’t have to spend your time &
energy cleaning anything – your time does cost money – too). Then when
they reach elementary school and can read is when their funnest parties
will be (for you and them).
You can plan treasure hunts or get a
moonwalk (call around – you can rent them for all day, where the place
sets it up & takes it down (and hauls it off) for right around $100. It
is worth paying $40 more for someone to do all this). I have done CEC.
McD, moonwalks, a party at a nature center with live animals, and
bowling parties for my son.
He is 11 now. I think he enjoyed the
moonwalks the best – but now he is too old for them. Bummer!
I too am
a single parent. We split up when he was 6 and his dad has been to all
his parties since we split up. We had a pool in our backyard (I have
since moved) so parties at the house were off limits when he was younger
– it would have been too much trouble to have all the 5 – 7 yo kids
there around the pool.
I like my sanity
So to get around to the traditions question… just make it his day…
he will remember it.
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