The not-so-perfect Birthday Party

We are working hard on our Birthday Party issue for Feb/Mar. That got us thinking, what's the point? What mom throws the 'perfect party' every time? As hard as we may try - we don't. So this year, in addition to our fun and creative ideas that are meant to be inspiratinal, we are adding a new section: Birthday Disasters.

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You know you've had them! Planning only gets you so far before exhaustion, sugar-rush or downright unstoppable natural disasters get in the way. Even you can't control that.

Share in the comments section below some of your best "What not to do" moments in your childrens' Birthday Party past. And maybe a good, hard laugh and words of advice to go along with it.

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    On my daughter's first birthday, I was so excited to make a little cake just for her. The theme was Dr. Suess and her cake was a little cat-in-the-hat. Let's just say that the red frosting took days to come out of the one-year-old's white-blonde hair. And there was no help from family as they coaxed her into rubbing her hands, cake and frosting all over her little pink-stained head. It was awful at the time - but a great memory now.

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