Celebrating another year of your baby's life? The best. Planning a birthday party? Not so much. Between social media shaming you for not having handmade cakepops for each individual party guest and worrying that your kid will need therapy without color-coordinated birthday shirts for the family, the pressure is real. Which is why tweets that describe kids' birthday parties are the only form of social media you need when playing host to fifteen kindergartners.
And the only thing worse than hosting a kid's birthday party is attending one. As a kid, I rarely remember my mom being at a party with me. I always got dropped off so I could enjoy the time with my friends and she would pick me up when it's over. But now? It seems to be the norm to stick around and watch your kid jump in a bouncy castle, spill fruit punch all over themselves, and eat six tons of cake before you carry them back out screaming. Don't forget, you've spent way too much money at Target trying to find the perfect gift (at the last minute) for a kid your child has only shared three words with, and now you have to stand in the corner and try not to eat all the pizza rolls.
Look, I get it. And so do these 35 tweets that perfectly describe what it's like to throw a kids' birthday party and attend one. Next time, check out this list and breathe a sigh of relief that literally no one but you gives a sh*t about your own kid's birthday party, OK? The pressure's off.
3Oh The Splashing
And the warm spots in the shallow end and all those little orange arm floats and ugh. Not hungover.
5Now He Could Make A Party Worth It
I'm not so sure Gisele and Tom can actually eat anything that anybody would serve at a kid's party though.
8Bouncy Castles Are Totes Worth It
Especially when someone serves hot dogs and now there's no need for a waiver, everyone's already sick.
9That Mouse Is Terrifying
And now everyone's screaming out of horror. No amount of tickets is worth that giant scary costume, am I right?
Think of it as an exchange. I give you a chaotic, sugar-filled afternoon and you get a cheap Target clearance toy from me.
Hey, you just finally realized it wasn't worth it, right? Balloons, wrinkled decorations, a leaning cupcake stand — done.
17But Is Your Instagram OK?
And did you have a creative hashtag? That's the real ticket to a solid party.
22I Would Rule This Party
Such a parenting win. Why can't every kid's party have some kind of movie trivia?
26Worst Kid Ever
There's also one that makes fart noises during the "Happy Birthday" song. Probably the same kid.
28Pass The Wine
Especially if it's a party that doesn't have individually decorated homemade cakepops.
30The Best Birth Control
All sexually active people not ready for children should go to a birthday party. I think this would work.