Saturday, February 21, 2009

Things I learned about birthday parties for children

1. The smell of silly string makes me drive heave

2. Kids don't like cake, just the ice cream

3. Having a party with 12 children is only a good idea in a large public place

4. Even though they are friends, kids will still find a way to fight at a party

5. Balloons are the work of the devil

6. Don't plan on hanging out with adults, every child will demand your personal attention: "watch what I can do" and such

7. A one to one adult to child ratio is NOT enough. You need to outnumber them 2 to 1

8. Even if you say the party ends at 3:15 you cannot get the children to leave and bribery fails every time

9. Children don't like finding crackers in their goodie bags, they expect candy

10. One should never have a party for children where beer is not served.

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