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


Catered Food

It's one thing to keep up with the Joneses, but paying a catering company to feed everyone at your child's birthday party is just too rich. Yeah, your neighbors might be impressed when the catering van pulls up in the driveway, but we guarantee your mini partygoers would rather have pizza or fast food.

If your kid's party is so big it simply has to be catered, you can always order numerous cheese and pepperoni pies or even hire a local fast food chain to service your event. Also, some kids will likely be weirded out by fancy foods they've never eaten before. Food that gets passed over gets wasted, so ask your child what he'd like -- chances are he'll pick chicken in nugget form over cordon bleu any day.