Friday, July 14, 2006

Oh yeah, saving LOTS of time and $$$ here!

HA!

"I'll do Oldest's party and save us a TON of money!"
"How difficult can it be?"

How could I have been this ignorant?
I have spent PLENTY on this party.
I have done research for age-appropriate games.
For wily, clever 5, 6 and 7 yos.
Some of whom are autistic.
This wasn't easy. Why did I think it would be? WHAT PLANET HAVE I BEEN LIVING ON?

I said Drop Off so I would not have to entertain parents.
I think only 2 parents are dropping off!

And...
You know
I.
Hate.
Potluck.

EVERYONE is hinting that they will bring 'something'. I have repeatedly stated "That something better just be your child and possibly a gift."

If this turns into a 7 hour potluck I am going to be pissed.

It's happened before.

4 comments:

PJ said...

Just focus on the kids and let the grownups entertain themselves. When the games are over say "Thank you all for coming,I know you'll understand when I tell you (fill in a relatives name here)is waiting to see the birthday boy for a family celebration" and then walk them to their cars.

Claire said...

Good luck with that! As an adult knowing what goes into these parties I can now understand why we never had parties as children!

Carolyn said...

Oh brave woman, have fun.

My float said...

This is exactly why I chose to have a park party for my son's second. And it's going to be a tradition, I assure you. Everyone can do what they like, there are climbing things and tracks for bikes and ponds to feed ducks. And sure as heck there are no games. I loathe party games! Good luck!