Monday, May 23, 2011

Pick Your Besties For The Best Party

We know you want to include everyone. You never want anyone to feel left out, never want to hurt any one's feelings and want everyone to be happy.

After all, your super uber nice that way.

However, here's what we've found: When you invite everyone from here



and here

to your sweet child's birthday party, it tends to be just a little bit too much.

We want your child to feel the most special they have ever felt on their special day. We focus the entire party on and around them. We play songs they love, we give them choice cake cuts, we have all guests tell them their most favorite thing about them, we love and hug on them as much as we can but, when there are a gazillion friends at your child's party the focus on them just isn't as magnified. We have found the ideal number of guests is between 10-15. Many more than that can easily turn a great party into mass hysteria a more hectic one. *Please note, we are talking about kiddos here, not adults...bring all the adults you want.

Our suggestion is that you tell your child they have to make a list of their 10-12 very most special friends and explain those are the friends they may invite. If you have a large family with lots of siblings and cousins perhaps you have a party with only them or maybe you have two parties, one for family and one for friends.

We have found the best and most discrete way to get those invites in the hands of the besties without hurting the feelings of the other children is to ask the teacher or coach to place them in back packs or hand them to the parents of the children.

Now, having said all of that, if you really really want to invite the whole kit n caboodle of kids you know...we're flexible that way, we just thought we'd share our opinion. :)

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