Monday, February 28, 2011
The Million Dollar Kiddie Party
In a few weeks my youngest will be turning seven. Seven is a very big deal from what I have been told. She will be having a family party with a few close friends in addition to the dreaded kiddie party.
Years ago I figured out I was in the wrong business. The kiddie party is no joke. You have to have a theme, a theme that is still "cool". It doesn't matter if there has already been 5 other parties you have been invited to in the month at the same place, if that it the place to be...you will be number 6.
On average it costs approximately $20.00 a kid. Then you have to make goodie bags so that brings it up to $25.00 a pop. It lasts on average about 2 1/2 hours. There are usually teenagers who run your party, you have to tip them too. If you invite 20 kids you are well over $550.00 with tax and tips. The cake, that is kind of an issue. My 6 year old doesn't eat cake, so I have to have a cake - retail value 70 bucks for a sheet cake... then, I bring in ices - because the part girl has to be happy. Tack on another $3.00 dollars a kid for those ices too. So we are closer to $700 now.
And this is why I am in the wrong business! Seven hundred dollars in under 3 hours and if you could do 10 parties a week... you do the math. Why am I even typing anymore??? I am heading out to look at rental space, getting out my old Cinderella costume and my Karaoke machine. I going to make millions!
Posted by Delayed Reaction Lounge at 10:39 AM