$10K for a Child's Birthday Party

Please try to contain yourself frugal engineers as you read this.


Each Over the Top party has a theme and is run by a team trained in child development, says Dinsfriend. Her events — from tea parties with fine china to military-themed parties led by former Marines — usually take six weeks to plan and cost as much as $10,000.

 

(You gotta wonder whether that purse cake is even edible.  Where do you start cutting?  Can I eat the iPod too?)

Who are these people and can we interest them in buying a $2500 AIO to enhance their family’s life?   Here’s a link to the article.

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Mixed Reaction to Chocolate Covered Bacon

Tara Pangakist challenged me to try chocolate covered bacon from Voges Chocolatier.  The chocolate arrived on Wednesday and my husband and I got around to trying it last night.  I liked the chocolate covered bacon while my husband did not.  It tastes like chocolate with salty, slightly smokey bits in it — sorta of nutty in my opinion.  I enjoyed the play of salt and sweet while my husband grimmaced.  We bought some other weird chocolates to sample.  My husband enjoyed the spicy cinammon chocolate very much.  I liked it too.  I will give an update after we try the other weird chocolates over the weekend.