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I feel so bad for my dd!!!

Ok so my dd turns three this Saturday and we are having a party for her but, I am a SAHM and don't really know anyone with kids so there are gonna be two other kids there besides my dd and i just feel awful...anyone have any suggestions of a way for my dd to make some friends a group of somekind maybe? I live in the portland oregon area...

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momofone072506

Asked by momofone072506 at 8:44 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • if u are putting her in preschool she will make plenty of friends there. i dont do parties with friends only with family until they get older and want the sleepovers. also if u have a ymca they usually have dance classes and things like that or the park district too.
    kd2kds

    Answer by kd2kds at 8:53 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I had the very same problem. My daughter only had 2 other kids at her 1st,2cd, and 3rd birthdays. Then at 3 I put her in a mother's morning out class 2 days a weeks and her 4th b-day there was like 10 kids. She didn't her 5th b-day party because it was during all that swine flu stuff and all the schools around here closed down. But even at her 3rd she was fine with just 2 kids there.
    TeriMelisa

    Answer by TeriMelisa at 8:54 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Join the Oregon Moms group on CafeMom. I live in the Salem, Oregon area and know that a lot of moms are near you. They could suggest things to do in the area, too.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 9:01 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • My son didn't have a kids party until he was in 3rd grade. It was only relatives and my friends. She'll have fun with less kids anyway. Just enjoy the day.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:44 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • my dd is going to turn 3 in late OCT.. I feel the same way. she only has 3 kids her age (me & 2bffs all got pregnant months apart! 1 had twins) ... It makes planning a fun bday party for a 3yo HARD! We want to do cool things with her but its horrible when you go to rent a kiddie room & the only prices they have are for 20 kids! :(
    We spent $200 last yr for a bounce place. the twins mom ended up sick. my other friend had to work. so dd only had 4 other kids at her bday party & we didnt know them well.. my MIL invited them since we had plenty of kid space :(
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 9:59 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • This is one of those things that us mommies worry about. I have stressed myself out over birthday parties. My oldests 3rd bday was spent at home with a couple of friends and many of our adult friends. We cooked up some good food, gave her some presents and she had a blast. She dressed up in her cinderella dress up and knew it was special day. I made her a cake, we had balloons and streamers....it was really simple but she had a ball. I was concerned about my second daughter, we had moved a month before her birthday. I was very sad that I couldnt give her a great party. I decorated the dining room with a bunch of balloons, all the party stuff and put her presents on the table. We sang happy birthday to her and she was as happy as a little lark. She was so excited. Dont stress yourself about the party...as for meeting moms. Go to meetup.com and look for sahm groups. I joined one when I moved here and have been pleased with it
    vivianasmom

    Answer by vivianasmom at 12:19 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Mine's 2 and we only do family. At this age, they prefer ALL of the attention anyway. Once she's in school, we will have fun friend parties.
    renrut3907

    Answer by renrut3907 at 5:58 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

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