When I was 15/16, you were lucky if you got a decent sleepover and some laser tag for your birthday. But these days, kids are growing more expensive, getting brattier… just ain’t like they used to be.
Culver City hosted the first Teen Party Expo this Sunday, where teens and tweens and everything in between came to check out $500 party dresses and make-up artists and garish cakes. Teen coming-out parties (from Sweet 16s to Quinceneras to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs) are a $113 billion dollar industry these days, making them a real threat in the party and entertainment world. Watch out, weddings– teen parties are the new way to bleed money on what will probably end up not mattering in the long run. Point for teens, 0 for MM’s cynicism.
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