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what would you do?

a first birthday party...should be simple. but the parents are not together, it was kinda an accident that child was born but are making the best of it by getting along and thought that the first birthday would be a nice way for the two families to meet eachother since the parents are not dating....but the birthday was ON the day of easter so decided not to have the party and its unknown what the weather would be like for this month. Does it make sense to wait another month until the weather is nice or just have an impromptu party if the weather ends up being decent one weekend? There is no room anywhere for an inside party and it would be more comfortable to have it outside with some room since the two families do not know eachother that well. Is it stupid now that the actual birthday already passed ? Is it better to just have it at a restaurant since nobodys house is big enough?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Apr. 7, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No, i don't think its stupid at all. For financail reasons I have put off having a bday party for a month.No big deal. Besides, the baby has turned one, its not like he/she is going to really know that everyone is celebreating a month later. I think an outside party is more casual and may be better for a large group of people that are coming together to meet one another.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Is there a local park/playground where you could have it? I think that would be better than a loud restaurant where the child would have to stay seated. A month late is no big deal - a lot of times parties are later/earlier than the actual day for a variety of reasons.

    Answer by missanc at 1:30 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • No big deal. The kid is one right? I don't think he will notice. Since it is the first time most of these people are meeting it is probably best to have it when everyone will be comfortable too.  A restaurant wouldn't really be a good 'get to know everyone' environment.  You are pretty much stuck talking to whoever is beside you.  I say wait.


    Answer by sunshine06 at 2:31 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

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