What a baby wants for her birthday
I was fairly amused and disgusted when I received a pink catalog in the mail a few weeks ago. This catalog is filled with party supplies. For babies. Babies turning one.
Hello, my name is Tiger Lily, and I demand a Minnie Mouse/Elmo/princess/ladybug party. I want a life-sized balloon of a commercialized cartoon character and a little throne to sit on to have my picture taken and a piñata shaped like a giant bottle of nail polish and a t-shirt and bib to coordinate with my party decor and a photo of my face on personalized paper plates so everyone can eat cake off it.
Now my question is, is this really what a baby wants? Does a baby turning one want you to invite over twenty people and have lots of noise and cheek-pinching and cameras flashing in her face? Or would she just rather smash a cupcake into her hair and chew on a few gifts surrounded by the people she loves most?