but on average, many parents do parties at Chuck E Cheese or McD's because its convenient and cheaper to host. So I dont find her choice to do so, that out of the ordinary or surprising. At the end of the day, everything is about choice - even if its a hard one. You decide what aspect is more of a priority for you and go with that decision- even if its tough.That's not even an option, tho I wish. We missed last year and its a close friend who supports everything that we do. In the end it doesn't matter but so much because mine won't even think about food whether its something she likes or not in that environment. I just find it kinda perplexing from and intelligent, well informed adult.
I doubt my dad found it easy to say to us as well when we were little.