This year is a total disaster for parties – LOADS of big ones. So far, I’ve got through my mother’s 70th and my son’s first teenage year. I am now bracing myself for Grandmother’s 100th (not much need to brace), daughter’s 18th and son’s 21st.
How expensive is this year going to be AND not only will they be expecting lovely presents, they want parties too.
Firstly I can’t believe how old my children are or where the time has gone. Secondly I can’t believe I am not in the yippee zone about above mentioned parties. I need to try harder. Thirdly I have no ideas for what to do with them that don’t cost the earth.
Their invitations are coming in thick and fast to friends’ birthdays. In fact, this too is depressing me because they are getting like two a night (even on a Monday!!) and will do for the next year. HOW DO THEY HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS?
Not only that, but they have some rich friends. Posh restaurants, parties involving cocktails and bouncers, nightclub takeovers and even a cave.
I can’t compete.
Do you think they’d be happy with a children’s party? Hot dogs and hundreds and thousands sandwiches? With maybe a vodka slush puppy machine? Damn. I should have done a joint party with my son’s and then it would all be over.
Local pub is a good option I think, but any ideas gratefully received.
I maybe leave the country. It will be a lot cheaper to buy a plane ticket and disappear for the remainder of the year.