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My ds just had a birthday party. Lately dh does all the grocery shopping, because we argue too much over what to get and not get when we both go, lol, plus it's a pain to bring the baby out in public and she's nursed, so I try not to be away from her. I told dh to just get whatever snacks for the party he thought would be good. I usually do a cheese dip in the little crock pot, hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and a veggie tray, plus several different sodas and tea. Ds's b-day is also my b-day and all I had asked for was a day with no chores to do and dh and dd promised me that aside from caring for the baby, I wouldn't have to lift a finger, so dh was in charge of not just buying the snacks but preparing them as well.
I didn't say anything about food on the invite, and the party was at 2, but one of ds's classmates had recently invited ds to HIS b-day party, which was a sleepover at a resort, with like three meals during the course of the sleepover. Said kid had gone with his parents to IHOP right before our party, but didn't order or eat anything because he thought he was about to have lunch at ds's party.
Dh took out a bag of chips and a container of dip, there was coffee and bottled water, and a FEW cans of soda left from the last grocery trip, (he didn't get any this time). Also there was of course, cake. Dh didn't buy ice cream but we happened to have some already and I brought that out.
I felt so bad that we had so little refreshments for this! The one kid who recently invited ds to his party kept saying he was hungry and ended up just going back for more chips several times. I finally just made him a sandwich. I would have broken down and made burgers or hot dogs myself even though I wasn't supposed to be doing any work, but we didn't have any hot dogs and there was no hamburger meat thawed out, there was just some in the freezer. Are we terrible, or is this ok for a 2:00-5 party?