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Top Five Worst Kid Party Themes

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Searching for children's party theme? Here are some to avoid.

The pressure to put on the perfect kid's birthday is insane ... but so is choosing the right theme. If your kids are crazy about Elmo, "Monsters Inc." and the "Little Mermaid," the choice is easy. But what do you do if you're tired of commercialized characters? For any mom who's gone through the stress of trying to find unique party themes, here are a few you might want to avoid:

oliverparty.jpg "Oliver!"
So easy to put together! Serve gruel and, keeping with the orphan tradition, leave the kids to fend for themselves. Games include: "Find the Food" and "Who's the Best at Pickpocket?".
nemoparty.jpg Eating Nemo
Instead of "Finding Nemo," kids eat him. Children catch and eat their own fish from a tank that you supply.
godfatherparty.jpg "The Godfather"
Your kid is a don for a day, meaning kids have to be REAL nice to him ... or else.  Play fun games like  "Pin the Tail on the Horse Head."
housecleaningparty.jpg Housecleaning
This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. You've got a group of able-bodied kids at your disposal  ... for the day! Put 'em to work. Don't forget the prizes for who can wax the floor  fastest and name that disinfectant!
subwayparty.jpg New York Subway
Thomas the Tank parties? Been there, done that. Time to explore other modes of transportation. How about a New York subway? Decorate a room with garbage and the faint smell of urine -- and cram as many kids as you can into a room. Don't forget the token party favors!

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6 comments so far | Post a comment now
KarenSamuels September 17, 2008, 3:52 PM

okay. that made me laugh.

Tammy September 17, 2008, 3:53 PM

Honestly…you couldn’t find any other kind of article? I thought this would actually be something seriously helpful but instead it just turned out to be something just plain stupid.

You know it September 17, 2008, 4:30 PM

I can totally relate. I can’t figure out what to do for my sons 4th birthday I’ve already exhausted all the options. Thanks for the ridiculous ideas.

shanna September 17, 2008, 6:09 PM

My favorite is the NY Subway theme!!
Cmon ladies, lighten was clear to me that this was a joke.

Lisa September 17, 2008, 6:34 PM

The housecleaning one doesn’t sound half bad. I’m tired of getting my house in tip-top shape for parties and then having them destroyed in a couple of hours. The reverse seems far more practical. LOL!

Melissa October 7, 2008, 7:32 AM

Haha! Eating Nemo… oh goodness!!

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