Oct. 4, 2022

Birthday Parties: They're a Lot

Birthday Parties: They're a Lot

When did kids' birthday parties get so lavish? What hacks can we use to stay sane and not go broke when planning one? When it comes to your child’s birthday, it may be possible to have your cake and eat it too.

When did kids' birthday parties become such a big to-do? Why do we celebrate birthdays in the first place? What sound does a clown make? Blaire's and Molly's sons are both turning six within five days of each other, so listen in as they party plan and take a trip down memory lane about their own birthdays growing up.

Blaire and Molly discuss:

  • Memorable birthdays from their childhoods
  • The average price of a modern kid's birthday party
  • How to plan a kid's birthday party

Here are links to some of the resources mentioned in the episode:

Joe Pinsker for The Atlantic: "The Strange Origins of American Birthday Celebrations"

Megan Cooley for The Spruce: "How to Plan a Kid's Birthday Party: The Ultimate Timeline"

Julie Hoag: "7 Tips to Survive Hosting a Kids Birthday Party"

Crystal Ponti for Filter Free Parents: "This Is Why None Of Us Really Love Kids’ Birthday Parties"

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