My Parents Cut My Custom-Made Birthday Cake One Day Before the Party, and Here Is What I Did

Family & kids
7 months ago

Birthday is a special day for all of us. But what if your close ones decide to ruin it? That’s what happened to a girl on Reddit when her parents decided to cut her custom-made birthday cake one day before the party. In this article, we will share with you how she dealt with this situation.

Here is the story she shared: “My sister (11 years old) is the miracle golden child. She always gets what she wants whenever she wants. My parents are always trying to please her and make her happy. They always make a big effort on her birthday and do whatever that she asks for, but they can barely remember mine, and they are always conveniently ’broke’. This year I wanted to enjoy my birthday, so I babysat and even mowed lawns to make this possible.”

“My birthday was a few days ago and the party was scheduled for the day after. I have been planning for weeks and invited all my friends. I bought the food, snacks and drinks and picked up my custom-made cake which I was really excited about, it was just perfect. The night before the party, I noticed that my cake which was in the fridge had a huge slice missing. When I asked my dad, he shrugged and nonchalantly said that my sister was crying for it, and it was just a small piece, my friends wouldn’t notice.”

“I yelled at him asking him why he would do something like that when it wasn’t even bought with his money and that my sister could have waited for tomorrow. This made him angry, and he went on a tirade about how I think I’m an adult because of my stupid party implying at the fact that I did everything myself and did not ask them for anything.

I ended up calling it off because I was not able to change the location last minute as I didn’t have the means to, and I was so hurt, I didn’t want to host it at home anymore. One of my friends told me that calling it off was an overreaction and that I could have just gritted my teeth and gone through with doing it at home rather than cancelling just hours before.”

That was really cruddy of your sister and your dad. Next time plan your celebration with friends and leave your family out of it.


Here is how other Reddit users reacted to the story:

  • I’m gonna celebrate you!! You did a fantastic job making your wishes come true, anyone would have been delighted to have seen your efforts. Next year, you take care of you and let your friends lavish you with the love and gratitude that you’ve missed out on. plushrush / Reddit
  • Honestly, hosting the party as is, and showing the cake as is, and explaining to everyone only reflects badly on your parents. You could have even acted surprised in front of everyone. hypotheticalkazoos / Reddit
  • Next year see if you can have your party at someone else’s house. Don’t invite your family. Next time something like this happens, just show the cake the way it is. Let people ask and let your parents answer. Signal-Reflection-54 / Reddit

Situations can be different and ways to solve them are different too. Here is a story of a woman who had to deal with a harsh situation on a 12-hour flight.

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