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My son's birthday is not until the spring, but I am just trying to avoid having my husband take time off for a party since we have only one income, so I'm just thinking of dates right now. My son's birthday is Sunday May 5. I know a lot of people who go to church and want to avoid Sundays as parties as much as I can. My husband has Saturday April 20 off and then the next Saturday off is not until May 11, the day before Mother's Day. The 11th also happens to be my BIL's birthday, who would be pissed if we took the spotlight off him for even just two minutes so I'm not even about to try that. Should we chance a party for May 5, hoping people will be willing to come between church services (it would not interfere with either morning or evening service), host it 15 days before his actual birthday, or just suffer and take some time off work so that we can do Saturday May 4?
BTW, my husband works 7-6 every day that he works, commute makes him gone 6:30-6:30. Everyone I know, including me, puts their kids to bed before 8 or by 8 since our kids are still young so hosting it after he got off work wouldn't be an option.