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Rene On TV: CNN Outrageous Kid Parties

TLC's 'Outrageous Kid Parties

As you may know I am only just now collecting my wits after driving four kids down to South Carolina for winter break, all by myself. And while they rode bikes to the beach and to get ice cream, it was pretty much a working vacation for me.

That included making a special appearance on CNN’s Headline News program, Prime News with Vinnie Politan. Normally, I would have recorded my segment from one of the local TV stations but they were all busy with their newscasts so, Good Enough Mother always at the ready was able to join via Skype. The topic was outrageous kid parties, based on a new TLC show called, what else, Outrageous Kid Parties!

So there I was from the sunroom in South Carolina, representing the voice of reason, common sense and budget and on the other end was Ramona Singer – one of the Real Housewives of New York.

It was such a short segment I didn’t even get a chance to go into the great Minute To Win It party I threw for Cole last year but I think I was able to express how completely ludicrous it is to give kids extravagant parties, especially when no one can afford it. Of course, if you are filthy stinkin’ rich and are lighting your cigarettes with hundred dollar bills, then by all means, go for it. In the meantime, the rest of us will mark the passing of another year with store bought cakes and games in the front yard, giving our kids the most important and increasingly rare, gift of all, common sense.

But take a look at the chat and tell us what you think of these outrageous kids parties? Would you ever throw one? Have you?


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  2. M.E. Johnson

    March 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Wish I’d have had a mummy and dada like that. Brand new Porsche for my 16th birthday, wedding in some Italian villa, nanny for my little spoiled brats. No? What? Send you some money for groceries? Mummy please!

  3. Celeste D.

    March 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    The best party I ever had as a kid was a backyard bbq for my 9th birthday with all my cousins and friends just running around and being kids. I loved it. The most lavish bday party I ever had was for my 16th birthday when my parents rented a limo for my friend and I to go into the city and have dinner at Planet Hollywood and then we came back to the house and had icecream and cake. The 9th bday party killed the 16th as far as memories go

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    May 5, 2011 at 4:38 am

    nice posts…have a wonderful party.

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