DH and I have decided that we're not going to celebrate our children's birthdays with a party every year. So far, we've celebrated by decorating the house, making a special day of it at home with just our family and sending in treats for DS's class at preschool. It works for us, he's always loved what we've done, but I know he'll expect something more as he gets older and starts to notice that other kids have birthday parties. He's pretty easy going and very good with accepting things as long as you explain things to him and he completely understands.
I like the idea of keeping what we have done so far and only doing birthday parties to celebrate milestones and really make it worthwhile. My only problem is, what exactly is a milestone? So far we've done a tiny little one at one and plan to do a proper one in kindergarten. But what's next? If you currently or in the past have done what we'd like to do, which years did/do you celebrate with a party?
on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM