birthday party schedules
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|Sun, 06-03-2007 - 5:04pm|
Recently, it seems like birthday party invitations are getting sort of weird. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this?
Over the past few months, my kids have been invited to a couple of birthday parties on days that don't work for us--once we were going to be away that weekend, another time my son had an award ceremony for scouts. Both times I simply said we couldn't make it because of other obligations, and both times the parents offered another date. They were throwing a second party for those who couldn't make it to the first one.
We've also recently begun receiving "save the date" cards for birthday parties. Like the kind you sometimes get for a wedding, a month or two before the regular invitations go out. Except that these are for regular schoolkid birthday parties--15 kids having fun and eating cake.
And we've also recently had parents schedule the birthday party to accommodate us. They'll ask when we (and, I assume, other families) can make it, and they schedule the party then. I think this makes sense when it's going to be a very small party or when my child and the birthday child are especially close. But that's not always the case.
It feels a little crazy to me. Is this the future of birthday parties?