Once upon a time, your weekends were probably filled with grown-up things like date nights, trips to the movies, or casual hangouts with your friends. Fast-forward a few years… and now weekends are for birthday parties. Lots and lots of birthday parties. Whether you love overdoing it for your kids, feel like you’re getting buried under junk from goodie bags, or are among the steadfast few who have managed to resist getting caught up in the whirlwind thus far, you can probably find someone who agrees with you in the roundup of confessions below.
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I hate birthday parties. It just feels like an excuse/obligation to exchange cheap plastic crap.
No more party favors. Just stop.
I’ve spent so much money on my baby’s 1st birthday and the hubby doesn’t know
I hate that my kids are all born in winter. I envy garden/park birthday parties
They are super hard because my child has food allergies
Stressful and basically an “Arms Race”
Love that my kids’ birthdays are on Holidays, it’s perfect excuse not to have parties w/ guests
We don’t buy our kids birthday gifts, just pay for their parties instead!
My son has never had a birthday party thanks to covid
I’m doing all the planning, following up, ordering, EVERYTHING! This is why I don’t enjoy bdays.
I think birthday parties for kids under 5 or 6 is completely idiotic. Waste of money!
I’m judging you if you expect me to stay and you don’t have food & drinks
I tripped @ 8 y.o’s CROWDED party, & kept “stumbling” another 30 ft til I finally took out a whole table 😆
I have 3 kids all with birthdays within a month. We do one party and always will 🤣
I have never thrown my kids a party – it’s too much work (They are 4 & 6)
My mom overdid our bdays and it’s the highlight of my childhood. I overdo them now.
So stressful keeping up with bday party trends. Dont want to invite whole class to an event.
I spend way too much to impress others instead of making sure my LO has fun 😔
I’m worried that no one will show up.
Parents who bring siblings without being invited are the actual worst
Why do people make a big deal and go over the top when the kids won’t remember
I donate the toys I hate immediately before my kid can see them. I hate junk toys
I hate going and I hate hosting
Can we just stop having them on Saturdays and Sundays! My weekends are gone.
I think huge kids parties are helping build a generation of entitled a**holes.
I hate that people can’t bother to RSVP. Don’t care either way but just tell me YES/NO!!
I always hope less than half the kids show up. Who needs that kind of chaos?
I refuse to do goodie bags, like bro I just paid to entertain you for 3 hours and fed you get out of my face!
I wish the other parents would leave. You make me nervous. Go enjoy an hour off.
You work hard and spend money so everyone can have fun but you
There is too much pressure these days, to give them an extravagant event!
I hate them with every fiber of my being. The “influencers” ruined it.