Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Birthday Blues...

Dear Readers,

I need some help on planning Son's 2nd birthday... I know the master has come to the student for help. =( So what is troubling me... I have a theme... Dinosaurs... I have a place, date and time... I have the menu planned. I am even having TWO parties... Why two?? One for family with more of a dinner. Then one for friends with ice cream and games. I thought this would work out better so we could visit more and not have all the awkwardness of my friends trying to converse with my family. And not have a HUGE party with 50 people there....

So now that that is out of the way... HERE IS MY BEEF.... Who to invite and why.... So I live in the land of Utah, home to families with 7 kids all with different degrees of ages.... Its probably nothing to invite half a family, because really do 10 year old girls want to come to a 2 year old BOY dinosaur party in the park?? Probably not... I hope. My plan is to invite all my friends and their children under 5 so I can handle the amount of kids and not blow my budget on trying to feed and give gift-bags to 20 kids.... Is this cool or am I just going crazy and over reacting? Does it not matter??? It does to me because I don't want to leave any out and make someone feel bad.. Just like the way I feel bad when I see someone's birthday party on their blog that we were not invited to... I know I know they probably have the same problem I do...

That is why I came to you my blogger friends because I want your thoughts and ides on the birthday party... PLEASE do not put Oh he is only 2 he won't remember... You know what I want to be able to show him pictures when he is older... So just because you feel that way and don't want to explain to your kids when they are older that you did not feel like and/or did not have the money to throw them a party when they were 2... Does not mean you can take it out on me and my blog.


XOXOXOXOX,
Leah

3 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I have nothing for you. Plus, I don't have kids, so I wouldn't be very helpful anyway!

wonder woman said...

I think you've got the right idea. My boys are so close in age that it's hard when one gets invited to a party that the other isn't invited to.

The only suggestion I have is to make sure the moms know they're invited, too. Sometimes it's nice to drop the boys off for free babysitting for an hour or two, and sometimes I feel bad for the host and decide to stay and help tame the kids. Ü I'd enlist one or two of your closer friends to stay and help.

Good luck!

Kerri said...

Definitely don't make this open to whole families or it will not be any fun for you or Micah. I think 5 and under is probably good or even 4 and under. And I have learned to put the time ending on teh invitaion or people will stay forever. Sorry I don't have any great ideas for games or anything. I'm sure if you google toddler dinosaur party you will find alot. That's always how I get my ideas.
I'm sure you already think I'm a bad Mom, but now you can think I'm even worse becasue my kids don't get a freind party until they are 5and then only every other year. All of the rest are just cake and ice cream with the family.

 
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