Dear Crabby, Who came up with graduation open houses?

Dear Crabby, Who in the world came up with graduation open houses? I mean there are so many every year and these kids just end up partying all summer long. Why isn't it customary for the kids to throw the parents a party? Sincerely, Iwanna Mydues Dear Iwanna Mydues, I can appreciate that sentiment - wanting the kids to throw us a party! It is strange; you pay for these kids from the moment of birth until they graduate high school, and the cost increases each year the whole way … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Big of a Graduation Party Should We Have?

Dear Crabby, Our son will be graduating high school this year, and we would like to throw him a big party. Some of his friends' parents are spending thousands of dollars and renting huge tents and bands. Is this what is expected these days, or is this overkill?  How big of a party should we throw for him? Sincerely, Mindy Middleclass Dear Mrs. Middleclass, Before I answer your questions, I'd like to tell you about my experience.   I was so excited when I found out that I … [Read more...]