Birthday Parties in a Cul-de-Sac

Birthday Parties in a Cul-de-Sac: The Conundrum and Guilt of Planning a Birthday Party in the Burbs

I realize not all morality finds its origins in the 80s, but in this case, I think I am on good ground. When I was growing up in the age of the 8 inch-high bangs and pegged pants, Birthday parties were nothing like they are in today’s suburb…

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Wess the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Wess has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and is the father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with friends, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.

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  1. It’s funny you mentioned the my little pony party because I literally just threw one for my daughter last week (she turned 7). I grew up in the 80’s/90’s and I went out of my way to get my daughter introduced to some things that I knew growing up. She latched right on to my little pony! Haha. It’s a lot of fun and if you can rent a pony (or know anyone who owns one), you can put some pink on the pony and really make it unique!

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