I’ve never been one to let kids throw a big house party. I’ve always been one for the little things, like little get togethers, birthday parties, and Christmas parties. I also take a lot of pride in hosting a successful party myself. I think it helps me to think long-term about how I’ll serve my guests.
I know I’m not the only one who thinks that. In fact, that’s what I’ve been thinking about for the past few weeks.
I know a lot of you have thought about catering for kids parties before. I myself have a kid daughter. She is a huge fan of getting her friends and family to come to a party and to bring her along with them. I like it because I know she will enjoy the festivities and I can make sure she doesn’t get bored.
I think catering for kids parties can work great for a lot of people. But I also think that it can work really, really bad for a lot of people. I know because I have had the pleasure of catering for a bunch of my sister’s friends for their daughter’s birthday. I know because I’ve had the pleasure of catering for a bunch of my friends as well.
I think catering to kids parties might be great for families because you can keep the fun going for a bit that way. But I also think that catering to kids parties could be dangerous.
Let’s take a look at a few reasons why catering to kids parties might be a bad idea. It’s not just because child parties can get pretty rambunctious (seriously, the way my sister turned 10, I was just getting ready to throw my phone in a bowl of cereal and then she’d come over and throw her shit in my face).
One of the reasons I think catering to kids parties might be dangerous is that the younger the child, the more likely they are to become involved in drinking and drugs. I wouldn’t put it past a 12-year-old who has just gotten a bottle of vodka and a cigarette to start doing drugs. The older the child, the less likely they are to start doing drugs, but I wouldn’t put it past a 12 or 13-year-old to just start drinking.
One of the ways to reduce the chance of that happening is to ensure that children are not drinking and smoking within sight of the party. I know what you’re thinking: “But these kids are on drugs and having a good time, so why is this a big deal?” Because of how prevalent drugs and intoxication are in our society, child parties are a really bad idea.
I totally agree. I have three kids and I can see the dangers of letting kids get caught up with their friends and getting hammered, but its not a big deal. I know that if my kids were doing drugs and getting drunk, I would be worried, but they arent, so it’s a non-issue.
I have a child and I can tell you how hard it is to cater a kid party because I know how much work it is. You have to hire a bunch of people, plan all the food and drinks, and make sure your host is doing a good job. On top of that, you can expect that your child will be a brat, and you can be pretty sure to run into a lot of trouble when your kid is a brat.