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Themed kids birthday parties all the rage

Birthday parties for children with themes based on fairy tales, computer games or science experiments are all the rage and some parents have no qualms about spending money to do it in style

Published on May 23, 2014 12:19 PM

Gone, it seems, are the days when children are content with just a birthday cake, balloons and presents. Even a magician or a clown is considered run-of-the-mill these days, as more parents pull out all the stops to throw parties with a twist, a few even spending five-figure sums on a bash.

Party planners believe the trend started about three years ago and there are now at least 15 companies here organising creative bashes.

Ms Tanya Quinn, 30, who owns entertainment company Fizazzle, which specialises in dance, pool and princess parties, says this could be because children are going to so many parties that some are starting to look the same and parents want something different.

She adds: "Some older kids are also eager to impress their peers."

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