How to host a child’s party without breaking the bank or your kitchen
Invitations for all? Must we have goody bags? And what do we put in them? A guide to party etiquette
Don’t even think about inviting the whole class unless you have plenty of money – and space. Photograph: Thinkstock
Children can get a bit jaded with too many parties, and harder to please. Photograph: Thinkstock
We’re nearly three months into the school year and the birthday party season is in full swing when, for many children aged 12 and under, hardly a weekend passes without at least one party to go to.
Although most of the excessive celebrations of boom-time Ireland deflated like a punctured balloon, nobody wanted to deprive their child of a party. So for a time they tended to be smaller, more homely affairs.