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It's my child's party and I'll cry if I want to

Updated: Apr 6

With the easing of restrictions we're all understandably excited and somewhat thrilled to consider some small-scale social gatherings with friends and family again. But, hand in hand with this glorious gift will be the inevitable cry from children everywhere - "NOW, I WANT A PARTY!!!".

Birthday parties are fraught with danger as we all know, from getting the guest list wrong ('He called me a stupid baby and I don't like him anymore so he CAN"T come to my party!'), to not checking for allergies and getting emergency phone contacts in case the drop and go starts looking semi-permenant. So, to get in the mood for what may prove to be a kids party season to remember, we asked you what your children's party fails have been in the past in the hope that forewarned is forearmed.

"I remember when my daughter was a toddler and not realising that the bouncy castle was about to be taken down for the party tea and her being stranded in tears as the giant contraption started to deflate around her."

"We once had a child join the food bit and when no one picked them up realised we’d scooped up the wrong child. He was at another party and ended up having two birthday teas and no soft play!"