15 Birthday Party Horror Stories That Make Us Never Want To Celebrate Again

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Birthdays can be a joyous occasion to celebrate your birth. They can also be a pressure-filled day consisting of let downs. The poor people below experienced tragic birthdays. Better luck for them next year, hopefully!

  • 5

    Busted Open

    From Redditor u/IwannaSEEyerB**BIES:

    10th birthday. My mom got a pinata. My best friend was trying to hit the pinata. On his back swing, he clocked me right in the forehead, but on his forward swing, he broke open the pinata. All of my friends saw the candy and immediately rushed to it while I was laying on the ground bleeding with a huge gash right above my eyebrow.

    I had to go to the hospital and get 5 stitches.

    Party fail?
  • 6

    When Your Gift Is A Free Haircut

    From Redditor u/free_as_my_hair:

    Leaned forward to blow out the candles at my 7th birthday.... Burnt my waist length hair up to my shoulders.

    Party fail?
  • 7

    Allergic To Fun

    From Redditor u/Ehemjay:

    When my older child turned 1, I made two different types of cupcakes completely from scratch (chocolate with strawberry frosting and vanilla with blueberry frosting) and handmade a few cute decorations. The day of the party I was rushing around, putting out food and greeting all the guests. I finally got a chance to breathe and relax when it was time for baby to dig into her cake. I went and poured myself a solo cup full of classy boxed wine. I took a sip and instantly started sneezing. Thinking it was allergies, I walked into the house (party was outside) all while nonstop sneezing.

    Luckily, a younger cousin of mine followed me and when my face started swelling and my breathing sounded raspy, she ran and got my husband. He shoved Benadryl down my closing esophagus, while calling an ambulance. Turns out I grew allergic to the cheap, boxed wine that I so enjoyed in college.

    It was scary at the time, but now I watch the home video of our older daughter happily stuffing her face full of cake, while you see mommy getting carted off in an ambulance in the background.

    Party fail?
  • 8


    From Redditor u/[deleted]:

    Got extremely sunburnt on my back/shoulders at a water park a few days before my 5th (I think) birthday party

    Spent my party face down on a leather sofa crying my eyes out/sulking as roughly 20+ kids ran around in my garden enjoying a water fight party

    Party fail?