Sunk costs and birthday party no-shows

In business, a sunk cost is money that you've already spent that cannot be recovered. Sunk costs are gone, so they should not influence your current thinking and future decision-making. For example, a company shouldn't continue a failing project just because they've already spent a lot of money on it. That money is gone. They … Continue reading Sunk costs and birthday party no-shows

Fighting the urge to have large birthday parties for kids

My son wants a small birthday party this year. I should be thrilled. I should be rolling around on the bed in a pile of the money I’m going to save. So why am I having to fight an urge to make his birthday party bigger? My son has often had fairly big birthday parties. … Continue reading Fighting the urge to have large birthday parties for kids

Halloween party tips for hosts and guests

Are you planning a Halloween party and are looking for some Halloween party tips? Luckily, some of my past guest authors have provided you with some great advice. Read these posts to ensure you have the best Halloween party where your guests will have fun without you feeling stressed. Tip: Never host a Halloween party … Continue reading Halloween party tips for hosts and guests

7 tips for cheap and easy party decorations

Pinterest sets unreasonable expectations for party decorations. If you are the sort of person who plans to carve radishes in the shape of your child's favorite cartoon character and sew custom chair covers to match your theme this post is not for you. If you just want some tips for cheap and easy party decorations that … Continue reading 7 tips for cheap and easy party decorations

How to cheat at cake decorating: 7 simple tips

I've always loved to bake, so it made sense that I would make my own cakes and cupcakes for my kids' birthday parties. Unfortunately, although I am skilled at baking delicious desserts I am not skilled at decorating them, which tends to be an expectation for children's birthday parties. That's why I had to come … Continue reading How to cheat at cake decorating: 7 simple tips