10 Things Your Kid's Birthday Party Doesn't Need


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Live Animals
Goats give off an odor that lingers.
Goats give off an odor that lingers.
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Your child may love animals, but paying to bring beasts to your home can be a real pain in the … donkey.

Portable pony rides and petting zoos are dirty, smelly and ridiculously expensive, so unless you're throwing the biggest birthday shindig your block has ever seen, it'd be cheaper to just take all the little partygoers to the zoo.

This alternative will also save you from an extremely unpleasant after-party cleanup, which, in our opinion, is the best present you could give to yourself on your child's birthday.