Random Musing: Party Hats

Y’all, is it just me, or were party hats more popular in the 90s? XD

So, my younger cousin turned five this weekend, and she had her birthday party yesterday. There were three little kids there, and nary a one wore their party hat. I mean, I know those things are painful; my cousin nearly popped herself with the elastic trying to put hers on for the half-second she wore it. But, you know, I thought back to the home movie I have of my 3rd birthday party (you know, literally 20 years ago XD ), and every single one of us wore those stupid hats back then. My boyfriend and I started laughing about it, but honestly, it made me think.

Kids were kids back in the 90s. We didn’t steal our parents’ cell phones to play games; we made up our own games in the backyard. We weren’t afraid to get dirty playing outside; now kids are stuck indoors all the time. Heck, I loved going outside as a kid, and now I’m like a hermit that hasn’t seen the sun in a million years.

I guess the point I’m trying to get at is that we don’t celebrate the simple things anymore. We buy loads of material things and dispose of them when we lose interest. We take lovely sunny days for granted and spend time indoors watching Netflix instead. Life is the party, but we won’t wear our hats because we’re too busy wearing an imaginary one from a Snapchat filter.

So, here’s my challenge to you, Arrowheads: Start wearing your party hats. Live like it’s your birthday everyday!

Just don’t party too hard. That ain’t what I meant. XD

Thanks for stopping by for another Random Musing! If you’d like to contribute to my random rant, please comment below; I’d love to hear from you guys! Check back on Wednesday, where I have an epic announcement for you guys! 😀

-Allyson 😀


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