Over the weekend, we hosted a birthday party for our newly minted 6-year-old and I have to say, I think it went pretty well. It made me wonder though, how do you tell if your kid’s birthday party was a success? That is why I came up with these simple ways to measure the success of your most recent kid party!
There was minimal fighting and/or whining:
If you made it through the entire party without consoling an upset child or breaking up a kid version of Fight Club, I would count that as a mark in the win column. I mean, seriously, who enjoys spending two hours pulling kids off of each other?
You have tons of kid food and drinks left over:
Now, most people would look at this as a fail, but honestly, if the kids were kept too busy or had too much fun to constantly as for treats, I would say that is a pretty big success!
Everyone stayed longer than expected:
If no one was in a rush to “get the hell out of there”, count it as a win! As a parent, there are times when I can’t wait for the appropriate amount of time to pass, so I can get the hell out of there!
Adult conversation happened:
This is a HUGE one! If the adults at your kid’s party, all had time to sit down and shoot the breeze, you did something right! Normally, kid parties are non-stop mayhem, chaos and running around for parents!
Everyone sleeps after the party:
If your kids crash hard after a birthday party, pat yourself on the back! This means that you kept them fed and entertained long enough to drain those extensive batteries! You rock!
A successful kid party always gives you a hangover:
So, how do you know if your kid’s birthday party was a success?