The number of events that come with having kids — like play dates — that have the potential to be the absolute worst are numerous. Attending a birthday party before having kids usually involves a glass of Champagne, delicious desserts, and fun music. After kids, birthday parties involve little rascals hopped up on sugar, greasy half-eaten pizza slices, and clowns that make the kids cry hysterically — all of which make you wish you had that glass of Champagne from your past life handy.
If you’ve got what feels like 400 kid parties coming up — how does that always seem to happen? — read through for 11 reasons all parents can agree that attending a kid’s birthday party is the absolute worst.