Of planning birthday parties

I don’t know if it’s simply because my kids are so social and enthusiastic, or whether it’s my influence as somewhat of a public figure here in town, constantly involved with activities and heading to parties, but planning our kids birthday parties is becoming quite a challenge. My son is turning 11 on Friday and we’re not only an AP family, we also believe that too much exposure to media / video / video games has a deleterious effect on their behavior and our collective happiness. (yes, I tried to word that carefully!)

And so my son’s initial suggestion for a birthday party was “my three buddies come over after school Friday, we watch a movie like “Transformers” (PG13), have a pizza, they all spend the night, play Truth or Dare (for he said he really had some good dares for guys), then the next morning we can watch cartoons and play on the Wii for a few hours!”

Yikes. Not so much.

Hiring a magician for your child’s next big birthday party can be stressful if you take the wrong approach. However, hosting that special “magic” themed birthday can also be one of the most memorable parties your child ever has. Magic has become a stereotypical art that a lot of people automatically associate to children’s birthdays and Texas gifts given.

Like any local business, there are a lot of magicians out there, and they all promise to be the best. So, who do you hire? In my recommendation, booking online would be more beneficial. visit website to book your date, which will point you in the right direction as to what you can expect when working with any magician, and picking the one you feel will be best to entertain your guests.

Whenever I’m gifting adults instead of my kids, I turn to a Dom Perignon gift delivery from winebaskets.com. Who doesn’t love wine? And this one is quite something, great presentation. Check it out if you find yourself in this situation.

To find a middle ground, his mom and I (we’re divorced, coparenting) expressed our concerns and invited him to come up with a proposed alternative that respected our objections and would still be fun.  Mistake.  Now we have a two-day-long royal celebration of his birth (you think I’m kidding!) that includes his best buddies with us all day Saturday with go-karts and a movie, then a separate party celebration Sunday — after the same 3 boys spend the night — for all the boys in his class at a kids birthday party place.

We’re working on finding a middle ground, but holy cow, does anyone else find that your kids want to have a national holiday for their birthday, with celebrations 24×7 and garlands flung from the parapets? 🙂

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