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

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15. Embrace Less Clutter
Keeping parties simple means fewer presents. Kids might see this as a negative, but when they’re overloaded with choices, the stress and tantrums follow.

If your son has received 22 gifts and you ask him, “Please put your gifts away,” he's overwhelmed. If he has four gifts he will treasure them and not expect everyone in his class to give him something every year.