Birthday parties for kids can be fun with their bounce houses, princesses, and birthday cake. However, kids’ parties can also get weird with the grown adults dressed up as large Teletubbies or the parents getting day drunk to avoid the chaos that the sugar rush will inevitably cause in their children. Like the age old lyrics, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to,” most parties end with someone in tears. Maybe it’s the birthday boy himself when he doesn’t get as many presents as he had hoped for or the parent who realizes that she will be responsible for the six neighborhood kids, with blue icing dripping down their shirts, who she volunteered to carpool home.
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