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

8. Remember Simplicity = Joy
My friend’s daughter turned 9 and we went to the park after school for an hour to enjoy cake with a few other friends.

There were no electronic invites or even written ones. It was simply word of mouth. We were home in time for my son’s nap, my daughter wasn’t over-amped on sugar or toting around a goody bag full of crap, and her friend declared that it was the 'best birthday ever' because it was right after school.