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Why I Dont “DO” Childrens Birthday Parties
Well for me it wasn’t! I have never been a massive fan of my birthday; I remember rarely being super excited for my birthday as a child. My parents didn’t make a huge deal of it all, we got presents and a homemade cake but no parties. I was allowed a couple of sleepovers but after my sister pushed the boundaries at one of her sleepovers (let’s say it didn’t involve face packs and ice cream) we were no longer allowed. Cheers Claire!
I had friends growing up who always
Cora gets invited to one each week (god, her social life is much better than mine) and I see the parents
I am sure anyone who has hosted a party for a small child or been to one, will encounter issues that you never thought you would. We were invited to a party and only knew one of the children, we didn’t know if we were to provide a gift for both so we played it safe and got both a gift. Turned out we didn’t have
There is also the invite dramas, I went to a very small school so it was easy to invite the whole class (only 8 of us) if you wanted too but now, well Cora has 30 plus friends in her class and how do you select the ones who come?
Do you invite the ones who invited you, ask my daughters and she recites a random list of only the children names she can
This is the big one, I have to awkwardly talk to parents I have never met before, for like two hours. No matter what you talk about – work, celebs, Donald Trump – it’ll comes back to the thing you have in common. The children.
He’s only four, yet he can speak 10 languages, dive off the high board, and is taking part in his first marathon. Your child is still yet master a fork but Timmy is planning on climbing K2.
So this year, we are going to do what we have done every year before. We are going to fake a party for my children.
We go to granny’s house (venue) and the cousins
I don’t know how long we will get away with it for, as I said I think in another couple of years the children will catch on and start nagging me endlessly but till then I am extremely happy that I am not hosting a child’s birthday party.