We are no strangers to over-the-top children's parties. We feature them on the site, seek them out on social media, and even throw a few of our own. And while the final product may scream Pinterest perfection, we know that things on Instagram aren't always what they seem. Slide the bar from left to right to see the reality of kid-friendly affairs versus what parents post on social media.
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Thank goodness for the friend who doubles as a designer.
When all your DIY attempts fail, there's always Party City.
Some things, like turning your child into a tiger, are best left to the professionals.
Why make what you can buy from the local bakery, right?
Never, ever let your child see a clown who's off the clock.
Guest of Honor
Make sure to snap a photo of the birthday boy before his sugar high wears off.