I am feeling bad because I did not plan anything big for DD's birthday party. We are just having a few friends over to our house for cake, no big party games, no party favors, ect. I tried that last year, spent days organizing, made a huge cake that was a pain in the ass and took like 4 hours, and only had 1 family that I invited show up. It was a huge effort with a huge disappointment, so this year DH and I both agreed that we would not be renting a place out, we would not be spending days planning a party, and I would not spend an entire morning make a huge extravagant cake. I have a feeling I will be judged by the other mothers for not giving out party favors or planning some over the top activity. However, I saved my sanity. I am making a simple cake that we will decorate with sprinkles and a 3 candle, and they can play with games DD already has.
Answer by tnm786 at 9:39 PM on Oct. 10, 2013
Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:23 PM on Oct. 10, 2013
The biggest mistake that I made was doing big birthday parties from ages 2-6. We spent lots of money to rent a place, cake, food, party favors that were probably never used, etc. For the past two birthdays and this one coming up, we did home birthdays with simple games, a cake, etc. Next year he turns 10 so I may do something big then but I enjoy the home parties so much more.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:40 PM on Oct. 10, 2013
Yeah, at that age a big party is really unnecessary, IMO. I think you are doing the fight thing by keeping it simple!
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