Adolescence is an awkward, terrible time. Most teenagers just want to hide in their room until the acne and weird growth spurts subside, but parents, as we all know, sometimes make those years just a bit difficult. However, while getting "the talk" from Mom and Dad might have made you cringe, at least you probably avoided the newest mortifying trend of period parties. Click the cut for a gallery of some items for such an event!

You can see even more period party goodies at the source. While I'm all for parents openly discussing puberty with their kids, I can't imagine that many daughters would appreciate this approach. No, having your period isn't something to be ashamed of, but try telling that to most teenage girls!

What do you think about the idea of period parties?