I am not a Birthday Party believer.
My kids rarely attend them and we don't throw them.
We have family celebrations and recognize our child on his/her birthday using family traditions that we have set in place over the years.
The pressure on the parents...the message it sends to the kiddos...the waste of money...
I just don't subscribe.
Sorry if that offends.
When our kiddos turn eight we have them pick a friend and go and do something fun with that person.
I like the emphasis to be on having fun with a friend and not getting gifts.
This year the kids all came here, had pizza and then went to the local wave pool.
Corey took all the kids which left me with just the baby
Might have to do this more often. ahem...