15 things no one warns you about children’s parties

by Joanna Dunbar |

Times have changed, and birthday parties have moved on from six friends playing hunt the thimble in your parents’ front room and a bowl of jelly and ice cream.

Now, your weekends are a blur of leisure centres and village halls.

Chuck some soft play or a bouncy castle into the mix, quadruple the numbers, multiply the excitement levels and standby for a noise and sugar-related headache…

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1) Social niceties

You get stuck into to conversation with a really nice mum. But you can’t remember her name or that of her child. Awkward.

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