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Do you throw a big party for your child's birthday every year? or have a small family celebration?

We have a big family party with cousins, etc. usually, but sometimes as they get older we just have a cake with their grandparents and brothers and sisters.

 
minasmama6

Asked by minasmama6 at 5:40 AM on Aug. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Yes we invite family and friends. My mother never acknowledged my b-day so I think I go big to help make up for what I didn't have as a kid
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 7:36 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • We just have small celebrations, but my oldest is only 2.
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 5:42 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Lately, we have been having small celebrations with just my parents and my brother.
    twinmama2five

    Answer by twinmama2five at 6:26 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • no just the first year, my daughters 2, but i might have one when she's 5.
    fefe87

    Answer by fefe87 at 6:37 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • We invited all the relatives for cake and ice cream to their first birthday. So far we haven't done anything but a family celebration for the other birthdays. Our oldest is only 4. The grandparents on one side usually come.
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 7:17 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • We combine the two youngest's parties (she's 9 and he's 2) because they're only a week apart, and I live about 25 miles from my family so they only have to make one trip. dh and I come from large families, so even just a "family" get together runs about 20-30 people. Our oldest turns 16 in september, he just wants cash and a cake and no big deal, so we usually just have us or maybe the grandparents over, but we do make him wear a birthday hat :-)
    plylerjones

    Answer by plylerjones at 7:21 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I agree, if you want to you should.
    minasmama6

    Comment by minasmama6 (original poster) at 7:42 AM on Aug. 5, 2010