I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream…

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ice cream…. or that is supposedly the only thing that should be screamed for during a birthday party.

Let’s face it, with all the things that go into the planning of a birthday party for your child, tempers can flare up unexpectedly and before you realise it, the mother of all screaming matches start right there while you are busy putting the final touches on the most beautiful birthday cake the world has ever seen!

Your child storms out of the room and you are left feeling as if nobody ever appreciates anything that you do. After feeling sorry for yourself for a while, you start feeling guilty and wonder if there was not something that you could have done to avoid the fight.

Actually, there is something that you can do and that is to remember that, and I quote  “Parenting is about parents, and not about kids. You are the only person whom you can truly control. Your job is to concentrate on how you can handle each and very situation with integrity and composure.”

It sounds heartless, does it not? After all, you love your child or children and do everything that you can to make them happy. That also goes for planning lovely birthday parties. Have you ever wondered if we do not do it for ourselves and not for our children and that this may be the reason why you and your child sometimes have these awful screaming matches when things are supposed to go smoothly and the party planning should actually be a lot of fun?

I found a wonderful e-book called A Scream Free Guide to Birthday Parties the other day and really want to share it with you because I want you to have lots of fun when you plan your child’s birthday party and because, as the author says in this guide, the only screaming at a birthday party should be when the party guests scream with excitement when they see  the ice-cream that you serve  before they leave for home.

If you wonder if  I also had some screaming matches in all the years I planned birthday parties… yes, I did… so download the guide (right click on the link and choose Save Link/Target As to download to your desktop or your download folder), take a break (have an ice cream) and read it.

And remember to have fun when you plan your child’s birthday party!

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