off topic question for mom's -kid's birthday parties
Just wondering what age your kids were when you started having birthday parties for your kids that weren't just family/close friends? Any suggestions?
I was hoping to hold off on the "kids" parties til Matthew is five next year, but my husband talked me into inviting some of his friends from pre-school this year. He and his mom lived with his grandparents when he was growing up, and he didn't have any birthday parties when he was growing up. So I gave in.... If they all come, it will be seven kids-mainly girls, Matthew is a little flirt!
We're doing it at our house-I have no desire to have a party at Chuckie Cheese or wherever (no offense meant to anyone who has had parties there)
I'm nervous to do this-I always get "weird" as my husband puts it when we have big get togethers. I get worried about the house being right, is everyone's having a good time, etc.
Should we plan a lot of games for the kids? You think they'll just play with Matthew's toys? Or am I being a naive idiot for even thinking that.? We have finished basement playroom with plenty of space for them to play. I have no clue! Help! My husband came up with this brainstorm to invite the kids AFTER I'd sent out the family/our close friend invitations, and it's too close to the date to even book any kind of "entertainment" for the kids.
I don't even have much time to come up with anything-the party is 7/12, and I'm a wreck. I work full time, my husband works at night, and I just don't have the energy to a Martha Stewart mom with planning.
do I sound desperate enough? I didn't get this stressed over my own wedding!
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