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Happy Birthday to Me

Over the years, there have been some changes in celebrations but no more apparent than in children’s birthday parties.

Recently, a yummy mummy and her delightful children (3 of the little lovelies) all popped along to the showroom to discuss upcoming birthday celebrations with her brood.

A little bemused as the children in her care were all in the under 5 category, one wonders when this new craze started and whatever next.

At 7 years old I recall my first birthday party and was horrified when my mother started to wrap the ‘pass the parcel’ in a newspaper. I threw myself on the floor, wailing loudly that I would be the laughing stock of the school unless she came up with some better ideas. 40 years ago, it would never have been thought of to have a disco or a visit to the local hostelry for a veritable feast of a buffet with a variety of sandwiches, sausage rolls etc for an adult, let alone a two-year-old and her ‘friends’.

If on the off chance nowadays that you decide to have your child's celebratory party at home, you must be prepared for every eventuality. Drinks and refreshments for both the children and their accompanying parents (both separate of course because who could expect an adult to eat cheese strings) with wine, fresh coffee and soft drinks (not squash unless this is from Fortnum’s and cost more than your latest car). Party bags are non-negotiable and don’t try to get away with a piece of cake and a £1 toy from your favourite ‘thrifty’ establishment as it is guaranteed that one of the little monsters will make comment and this will naturally be discussed on all the available social networking sites for many years to come.

However, firework’s is the thing you can get away with even on a tight budget.
Recently holding a party for a 3-year-old, the pre-requisite gazebo erected, the hot plate serving steaks and burgers and fireworks on the roof of the garage, well away from prying little fingers.

It was a lovely affair with no drama’s and plenty of music and the children and the families suitably impressed with the short display of fireworks. The cost of this would be in the region of £30.00 and worth every penny. So, if you want to find an inexpensive way of ‘keeping up with the Jones’ or placating little Johnny for the rest of his school life, in a manner which will cause no future embarrassment, treat them to a short firework display.

£32.40 will buy you the Flamenco selection box which contains 35 quality fireworks. Not as loud as some of the 1.3g packs but with plenty of colour and effect.

Keep it simple and it will be a birthday party to remember.

If you would like to discuss your little one's party, come along to see us and we will ensure that you get the best possible display taking your personal requirements into consideration.

We are still open 7-days a week between 9.00am and 5.00pm at Tankersley, South Yorkshire.

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