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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:25 PM
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Kid birthday parties: the difference between Girls and Boys
My daughter turns 10 this Friday and she really wants to do a "Tea Party" theme for her and her friends this year, complete with tea poured from our silver tea set, served in the lovely bone china, fancy schmancy tea sandwiches, strawberries filled with cream, special bd cake, the works...So, we've invited the girls to come all dressed up in their best dresses and to wear fancy hats. My hubby and son will wear their tux and suit, respectively, and be the "butlers" for the occasion. We'll play fun and feminine little parlor games like pin the teabag on the teacup, a dress-up relay, posture game, and we'll wrap it up with doing make-overs for the girls with make-up, lip gloss, etc..and do a photo shoot. :eyes: This is ALL her idea, trust me.

My son, on the other hand, is turning 13 in a couple of weeks. He wants to invite 6 or 7 of his best friends for a sleepover party, during which time they will consume nothing but JUNK FOOD for the entire evening and stay up all night. He basically wants to eat all the shit we hardly ever let him eat normally. On the menu so far: a 10-pak of tacos from Taco Bell, pizza, White Castle hamburgers (no, we can't get them fresh out here on the west coast, but we can get them frozen to cook up. Oh joy.), chips (Pringles), candy (Popables, M&M's, Skittles), soda, popcorn, ice cream, birthday PIE,(from Costco, no less!)His plan for entertainment: watch the silly movies "Kung Pow!" and "UHF", play games like Mummy Wrap with toilet paper, a blind soda-tasting contest, and a game of "Who Knows the Birthday Boy the Best?" :eyes: You would not believe how excited and thrilled he is by the prospect of having a Junk Food Birthday Party, seriously. We're gonna let him do it, cuz how many times do you turn 13? Plus, it's his Golden Birthday, he's turning 13 on the 13th, making it Extra Special.

Yes, I can speak with first-hand knowledge that the difference between girls and boys is HUGE. They are completely different creatures. :D Now, let the partying begin!!

Can any of you out there relate??
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:28 PM
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1. Wow...my sister & I were nothing like that.
Granted, I turned out gay, but she didn't and we both had birthday parties like your son. The only big expensive parties I remember either of us having was I had one at the roller rink with a Ghostbusters theme when I was 7 or 8. My sister had her 6th (I think) birthday at Discovery Zone. I guess our parents got lucky.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:15 PM
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6. LOL! Yeah, well, I guess we'll save some bucks this year having them at home
however, I just ordered her fancy schmancy bd cake from the super-incredible local bakery we frequent and it is definitely NOT cheap. Jeez...oh well, we'll make it up getting our son the bd pie from Costco! :rofl:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:33 PM
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2. Oh yeah. 2 little girls next door. 5 and 2.
We're sort of in loco grandparentis.
Once in a while Miz t. has the girls and mommy over for a tea party.
She keeps a box of old clothes they use for dress up.
It's a big hit.

Our 4 year old grandson says "yuck".
He wants a Spiderman party.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:18 PM
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7. How sweet of Miz T to have tea parties for the next door girls!
Very cute.

We did a Spiderman themed party for our son one year. Yup, been there.

:hi:
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:25 PM
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14. They're cute. The 2 year old sounds like Talulah Bankhead.
Her voice is
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way
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down
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there

Funny as hell.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:42 PM
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3. Your son's party sounds a lot more fun to me
But I was never a typical girl anyway. When my only neighbor kid (I lived in the boonies) wanted to play with Barbies and baby dolls, I invented games in which we were on a plane that crashed in the jungle and had to survive by our wits (with our babies - hence the dolls) or in which one Barbie was murdered and thrown in the river (the brook behind her house) and the others had to solve the murder.

I did teach her how to climb trees and track animals, though.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:20 PM
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10. LOL! Your games sound very creative to me.
:thumbsup:

Yeah, we'll have fun with BOTH the parties. I'm looking forward to them, actually, simply because they'll be soooooo different.

:hi:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:45 PM
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4. Your sons birthday party sounds fun...
But is seriously lacking in the video game department.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:21 PM
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11. Oh, believe me, there will be video gameage. I forgot to mention that.
Duh. Silly me! :D

:hi:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:25 PM
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16. Much better.
:P
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:54 PM
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5. I'd only be worried...
if your 10-year-old daughter wanted to do the Junk Food Birthday Party and your 13-year-old son wanted his friends to have a photo shoot with their makeup done. Yeah, there's nothing like getting your ass kicked for your 13th birthday to let you know who your friends are.

Incidentally...the mummy they're wrapping with toilet paper...it's not you, is it?
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:24 PM
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12. No, they'll be wrapping each other, according to my son's plans
It'll be some sort of contest, where they divide into teams and my son wants to be the judge of which team does the best mummy.

I think it would be fun to be wrapped, though. Hmmmm...

Better put toilet paper on the Costco list! :D
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:28 PM
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18. That was a popular Halloween activity when I was in middle/high school.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:29 PM by primate1
Pretty fun.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:29 PM
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20. I guess some things never change, eh?
:D
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:30 PM
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21. Keep in mind that only ended three years ago for me, haha.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:38 PM
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22. LOL!! C'mon you're not THAT young!
I know you don't drink, but you're old enough to, right?
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:53 PM
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24. I turned 21 this year.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:03 PM
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26. That's what I thought.
you sweet young thang, you!! :P

scary to realize I'm twice as old as you.... :eyes: gawd.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:07 PM
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28. Haha, yeah, I'm a young'n.
Though there are a few whippersnappers around the Lounge that are always on my lawn. :P
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:45 PM
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33. Forget regular toilet paper. Here's what to get.
Hopefully Costco's janitorial supply aisle is well-stocked.

There is a kind of paper towel that comes in continuous rolls, like for a dispenser, but it's really soft like...well, a slightly rough toilet tissue. In Germany it wasn't perforated, but it looks like Scott S-7725 (which is perfed) is the United States equivalent.

Your son and his friends will LOVE wrapping each other with the World's Biggest Rolls of Toilet Paper.

Unfortunately, it's kinda pricey.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:18 PM
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8. I'm female, and I'd shoot myself before going to your daughter's party.
Give me junk food!

:P

:hi:
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:25 PM
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13. LOL! Thank goddess for differences, right?
I know, it's pretty funny. Believe me, I was NOT into that sort of thing when I was her age.

Junk food? Yeah, baby!!

:hi:
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:19 PM
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9. My son and daughter were different, but in different ways
My son didn't really care about having a birthday party. He figured he had his friends and things they liked to do, and that would happen regardless of whether or not you had a party.

My daughter - loves birthday parties, but wants to be part of the planning/organizing even when it's hers. I'm not sure if she actually enjoys that the most or having the "girl time" with her friends the most.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:27 PM
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17. Both my kids love parties and love being the center of attention.
what can I say? In that sense, they definitely take after ME. :D LOL.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:25 PM
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15. sigh -- i used to do tea parties.
i was twenty five -- my pinafore was imported -- and my tea cakes were special order...
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:29 PM
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19. Awwww.....what happened?
:shrug:

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:40 PM
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23. i set my pinafore on fire with a tea candle in front of friends.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:40 PM by xchrom
on edit: while i was wearing it.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:02 PM
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25. Yikes!! Well, that could scar anybody for life.
literally AND figuratively. Glad you survived it OK.

:hug:
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:06 PM
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27. i have only one thing to say
:rofl:

Well, two things--I'm sooo happy I don't have children.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:09 PM
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29. LOL!!
well we don't have the kid thing in common, but we got the same birthday thing in common.

:pals:

:hi:
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:09 PM
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30. How cool...
Both parties sound like they will be fun for them.

My 13th (and 14th) b-day was a BBQ Party at the lake. Had about 20 friends there, their parents as well, as well as a few friends of my parents and some neighbors. We played volleyball, football, had a sand castle building contest, and relay races. We also brought out our jetski's and boat to go tubing and waterski. Then that night we all went to my house for a sleepover where we played pool and video games, listened to music, etc. We all had a blast.

Now my 18th bday/graduation party was something to write home about. lol
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:24 PM
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31. Parties are fun, no matter what age we are!! Right??
Party on, Scooter24! :toast: :party:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:58 PM
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32. My son is three years older than my daughter, as well.
They are quite the different creatures. That sounds like what I'll be doing in about four years. :rofl:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:33 PM
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34. Aww they both kind of sound fun - take lots of pix, it will all be over
too soon. My oldest just turned 21. WTF? TWENTY ONE???????? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
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