I was planning on sharing a party with you today, but then I read something that really bothered me and felt the need to share my feelings on it…
A fellow party stylist was contacted by a mother at her child’s school and told that the other Moms don’t appreciate her “showing them up” with homemade cards, crafts, and baked goods because they don’t have time to do the same.
My son isn’t in school yet, but he’ll be starting in the fall and he most definitely will have homemade Valentine’s Day cards and a mom who volunteers to decorate his classroom, organize bake sales, and host parties for his teams. Crafting and decorating are my passions. It’s what I do. It’s what I love. I will NEVER apologize for going above and beyond and doing nice things for my child (and his friends for that matter). Would these Moms tell another family not to take a vacation or buy a new car because it’s nicer than theirs? Probably not. So, why is it acceptable to ask someone not to do nice things for the most important person in their life simply because they can’t? It’s not.
Rather than criticizing another mom (or talking behind her back) wouldn’t it be more appropriate to explain to your child that everyone has different talents, different budgets, and prioritizes their time differently? That’s what I will do with my child.