I recently posted a question asking if I was missing anything- like food or decor wise.
The moms went on to say I was responsible for entertaining other peoples kid even though there are only like 5 coming because they are family.. I could understand if the party was for a 6yr old & I was inviting his KDG class- but Im not. Its family & DH & I friends. Im not hosting to babysit my husbands cousins..
Also went on to say that it was ridiculous to have a guest list with 70 people & that by the time my son is 16 he will be expecting a $60k bday party.
-Apparently those moms cant afford to have extravagent parties- but why give me greif because I can?
Answer by skittles1108 at 1:45 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 1:45 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:49 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by SwtSnowflake2 at 1:49 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by LishaBee at 1:49 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
I didn't read your original post on this, but could it be possible that you came across as boastful instead of needing advice? Not saying that was your intention, but do you think that may have been what bothered them so much about your post? It's nobody's place to try to dictate or judge how you throw a birthday party, but when you go into great detail on things, especially on here, expect to hear some opinions on it. Sometimes people are just opinionated and that may be mistaken for being judgemental. Anyhow, I hope the party turns out great and you're very fortunate to be able to throw extravagant parties.
Answer by nicolemstacy at 1:53 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
There is always someone out there ready to step on the neck of someone else. You do what works for you and your family. We have close friends from Italian and Spanish cultures. The first birthday is freaking huge for them. We've been invited to parties with 300 people at them. For anyone who is interested..that custom came about in poor countries where as many as 50 % of newborns didn't live to their first birthday. Birthdays are, or should be, about celebrating LIFE. You can't get yesterday back, tomorrow isn't promised to any of us, today is a gift. If you spend that gift hatefully it only harms you later.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:54 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by LishaBee at 1:59 PM on Jul. 22, 2010