Parents, HOLD YOUR HORSES.
I have now discovered the best day and time of week to hold a kids birthday party.
I know, because I went to one myself… this afternoon.
Friday afternoon. ;););)
At first when I got the invite I was like “Friday? Okay…”
But then the idea grew on me. Sure it was soon after they finished school. Sure, it meant we had to quickly change/snack/get ready before said-birthday party.
And sure, all the fairy bread/lollies/cake/sugar they ingested meant they would have no kind of normal dinner at all when they got home later…
But it is Friday after all peeps.
You know why a Friday afternoon birthday party is so good?
Kids are already in the swing of it. Sure it’s the end of the week, but starting it so soon after the school day has done means that they just keep going on and on and on.
Don’t worry that they can’t keep going. They will keep going for cake alright.
Then, they come home pooped, high as a kite… not on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, in effect either ruining the rest of the day/weekend and setting themselves for a massive sugar downer as they soon start the school week again…
No. They come home on a Friday evening, RUINED, and then…
Sleep it off.
And then the weekend begins the next morning.
Kids are happy and have a full weekend. Parents are even more happy as they don’t need to sacrifice their precious and limited weekend time to drive their kids to a party, because we all know once they come home they are manic from high-energy games, candy and madness, meaning they will do their own thing and be quite frankly, a nightmare.
But this all gets slept away after a Friday afternoon.
(I’m not saying I’m going to do this for baby girl but I still think it’s fantastic).