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Let's Tone Down Those Over-The-Top Kid Birthday Parties

6. Prepare For Vomit
Too many bounces on the jumpy house or leaps into the pool can lead to vomiting, especially after two pieces of sheet cake topped with inches of blue icing, handfuls of Goldfish crackers, and three back-to-back Gatorade drinks.

Dial back on the sugar and even the food. Plan the party for a non-meal time, like 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. More than half the kids won’t eat the deviled eggs you made anyway.