Competing for the Best Birthday Parties

Party Planning

Birthday planning doesn’t have to be competitive. Image of pretty princess cake courtesy of FlickrCC.

With my daughter’s birthday rolling around, I had contemplated all the options we had.

In previous years we had Dance Studio parties, Bouncy House parties, and the list goes on.

With each year, I thought I had to outdo my last year’s efforts by planning something bigger, better and in locations that rivaled Disney Land.

A Revelation

But I forgot something along the way; what was really important.

I was having a “Grinch” enlightening moment. It wasn’t the size or the place of that party that mattered. It was the friends and family that came together to honor my daughter.

After being shaken out of my reverie, it was clear. My daughter wanted her party home and I should actually listen. I thought for sure she’d rather have a big production than a simple get-together. I mean, what kid wouldn’t?

I had gotten lost within the competition of other moms of having the best party of the year. Something, I will not give in to again.

My heart may not have grown 3 sizes today, but my mind has reached new depth at the marvel of a young child’s wisdom.


About thewritegirlforthejob

During college, I began my writing career as a reporter for a newspaper. After graduating with honors in 2004, I continued my journalism and public relations education at Barry University and Empire State College(graduating with a BA). As a freelance writer, I have over 100+ published works and have had the honor of authoring the commissioned book, History Restored. Since starting my writing career, I've edited more books for authors rather than complete my own - since work comes first before I have the pleasure to write. I've been very lucky to be given the gift of having a very supportive family that has allowed me to share my passion of creating and writing and can already see my youngest wanting a page of her own soon.
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