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For parents, planning a birthday party for their kids is a pretty big deal. They are competitors in their own world because every parent wants to throw the best party, rivaling with other parents. It's not just for older kids or teens, but planning a party for little kids has also become sort of a competition these days.
A recent survey states that parents, instead of rejoicing the birthday of their kids are far more concerned about making it better than others. This invariably leads to a stressful situation where parents are constantly facing a dilemma about whether or not they can pull it off.
A big mistake: Setting expectations which are unrealistic
Probably one of the biggest mistakes parents can do setting certain expectations which, to say the least, are unrealistic. Every party is different and what you should expect from it should also be different. If you are planning a small party, it's not viable to expect things that happen in big parties.
Basically, you need to stop believing certain myths. Just because you saw something or some special thing in a party does not mean that it'll be applicable in your case as well.
Some of the most common wrong notions that parents share are: -
A huge guest list is important to make the party happening: At the end of the day, it completely depends on you whether you want to make the occasion grand or not. Now, if you are throwing a huge party for your kids, the chances are that you will have to invite the entire class as leaving a few out will only hurt emotions.
Now, when it comes to kids, they sure will not be coming alone to your gathering, right? Their parents will be accompanying them, so you will have to add them to the guest list too. This will make for a huge attendance, but that's not necessarily a good thing. There are perks of arranging a much smaller party, and it's not just about the budget.
Sure, you will be able to save a lot by arranging a small party, but that's not the only reason for keeping things small. It's your kid's birthday, and they might not be so comfortable in front of a large crowd; they may feel overwhelmed. Also, there's more warmth in a small gathering with near and dear ones.
It's all about the competition: You need to get one thing very clear in your mind that arranging an occasion of your child should never be a competition, no matter what others say or feel. There's this annoying trend these days where parents compete with each other in order to arrange the best party ever which should not be the case.
Years after the occasion, your kid will not even remember what arrangements were there in the party; they will only remember if they enjoyed it or not.
So these are some of the notions which parents need to clear about birthday parties to ensure that you can give your child the time of their lives.
Source by Dylan Flint