88. A Kid's Party for Adults

Not all kids' birthday parties in the U.S. created equal. Sometimes it seems like the birthday are about showing off and entertaining the parents kids in addition to children.

Most children's birthday are held in the home of the birthday or girl. It used to be that children's were just for children. Parents would drop their off and come back when the party was to bring them home. Now it is more for the parents of guests to stay for party as well. This gives the adults time space to socialize while the kids play games. and adults don't always have the same tastes food. So when adults are invited to stay a child's birthday party, there is usually fancier for the adults like cheese, crackers, and fruit . Meanwhile the kids eat hot dogs and potato . While the children drink punch, juice, or soda, parents may be sipping cocktails, beer, or wine.

for a party of mixed adults and children goes beyond the usual clown or magician. Sometimes will be a DJ, and the adults will . Party games are not just for the kids, . While the children play traditional games like pin tail on the donkey, the adults may play -type games like blackjack or poker.

Not everyone likes trend of adults and children partying together. Some that the parties should be kept separate. Some worry about adults getting drunk in front of kids. Others worry about kids getting abused by they don't know. For others, it is just allowing a kid to have their special day. is also a concern that these mixed parties a sense of competition among parents in a .