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

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24. Know Your House Will Be Thrashed
You tidy your bathrooms before the party starts, but they will need a deep cleaning after everyone leaves.

The mess is relative to the number of children attending, the amount of food and drink consumed, and whether or not siblings are invited. Also factor in any kids who may have come to the party with the stomach flu and those for whom pony riding and four juice boxes don't mix.

By scaling the number of kids back to 5, serving only cake and water instead of a meal, your kitchen, and your sanity, will survive.