Sometimes in life there are things that seemed like a good idea at the time, but with experience we realize how incredibly wrong we were. I'm not trying to sum up my teenage years in one sentence - I am referring to the worst parties I have ever thrown. And I am sharing them with you to save you the humiliation, personal shame and lawsuits that followed.
Little Gardeners Gardening Party
Why it seemed like a good Idea at the time: A big backyard with loads of weeds and twenty little hands itching to get dirty, it seemed like a perfect match.
Why it failed: Children can sense when they are being put to work; the bitterness is palpable.
The Spa for boys
Why it seemed like a good idea at the time: I’m a modern mom and think boys could use a little pampering too.
Why it failed: If you put a cucumber on a boy’s eyes he will either eat them or find a way to shoot them at somebody. Try this at home.
Little Freud Psychoanalysis Party
Why it seemed like a good Idea at the time: Children sharing feelings and talking about their mommies sounds like a lovely nurturing experience.
Why it failed: Children don’t want to lay on the couch at a party unless they are given an iPad.
Mommy and Me Pub Crawl
Why it seemed like a good Idea at the time: What better way is there to celebrate achieving the crawling milestone, than to attempt to do it together?
Why it failed: Legalities, eternal judgement and shame.
A Lord of the Flies themed Party
Why it seemed like a good Idea at the time: Children know how to have a good time, surely putting them in charge is a good idea?
Why it failed: Read the book, that’s why!
Happy April Fool's Day!