Monday, March 17, 2014

What about ME? - Parties for Parents

As parents, we focus on making birthdays special for kids. But what about US? Grown-ups have birthdays, too! How do we make parties for parents special?

Parties for Parents - the secret to throwing a party for your spouse, without time or effort!


The problem is that parents have no time and no energy to plan fun parties for each other. But you know who DOES? Kids!!

This year, I let my three-year-old daughter plan my husband's party. She picked out his cake, then we went to the dollar store for supplies (I am not made of money, people). We ended up with a pink tablecloth, Spider-Man plates and cups, Avengers napkins, purple utensils, and Disney Princess party hats. It was under $20.

Parties for Parents - the secret to throwing a party for your spouse, without time or effort!


When we got home, she unpacked everything and set the table. I didn't even have to ask - she was the happiest Birthday Slave ever.

So festive! And I barely had to lift a finger!

Parties for Parents - the secret to throwing a party for your spouse, without time or effort!


Parties for Parents - Tips!
  • Work day? Send something! If your spouse has to work on their birthday, send something to them at work to make it less depressing. Flowers or a fruit bouquet will be appreciated. Also, Cookies by George delivers! 
  • Use child labour. Kids will think this is FUN instead of WORK. Let them choose a few decorations and set everything up. It's really funny to see what they do, and it will definitely look cheery. 
  • Order dinner. No cooking + no dishes = happy parents. Even if you just get McD's, at least you are not cooking.
  • Give the parent some alone-time. Let's be honest. We all know what every parent wants for their birthday: an hour without anyone touching them or talking to them. Birthday bliss!



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8 comments :

  1. My husband has been pretty great about making my day special. We usually get take out and since my kids are older they do all the cleaning. I love this list of ideas

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    1. OMG, get the kids to clean!! Great idea!

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  2. What a great idea!! it would be so much fun for everyone too - thanks!!

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  3. We don't have kids yet but our careers are very busy so we often celebrate by staying in on a weekend. It can be bliss to have an excuse to stay in and lounge around in sweats!

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    1. Hanging around in my jammies is one of my favourite things to do. Good idea!

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  4. Such great ideas! We have gotten into a bad habit of not planning parties for ourselves! I love the idea of letting the kids do the planning - win win for everyone!

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  5. This is so true! I think I'll ask my daughter who is 11 to plan something for my birthday coming up next month. I tend to downplay my own birthday - has to do with getting older. :) PS I love the happy that comes across in your blog!

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  6. That is such a cute idea! No better way to incorporate your children in a little party planning!

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