Birthday Party Question

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Birthday Party Question
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Tue, 10-07-2008 - 12:22am

Kurt's 13th birthday is on October 20th.

Usually I have his party elsewhere - at a bowling alley or mini golf or whatever. Last year, I just paid for him and 3 friends to go to the movies.

This year I suggested having a Halloween/Birthday party on the 31st (and just have a family party/dinner on his actual birthday). Nothing too big though. He usually goes trick or treating with about 5 or 6 other boys so I thought we could invite them over for dinner, then they could go trick or treating for a while and then come back here and play RockBand/ Guitar hero then call it a night. It can't go too late because Kurt has swimming early the next morning and I'm not up for a sleepover.

Is that lame? I don't even know anymore. Kurt said that's fine, but he says "that's fine" about everything so I didn't know how to take it.

Should I make it more structured? I'm pretty sure that they won't want me hovering over them trying to force a game of Bob for Apples but on the other hand, I can't deal with one teenager looking at me like he's bored out of his mind, nevermind 6 of them.

SOOOO, my questions are: is that a lame idea? Should I suggest something else? Any other suggestions/advice/opinions?

thanks ladies!!!

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Tue, 10-07-2008 - 6:58am
Sounds fine to me. If he's content then I'd leave it at that. Its a step up from just getting together to trick-or-treat so that makes it more special. I'm sure they'll all have fun.

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Registered: 09-10-2007
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 8:31am

Sounds good to me!


Alexis shares his birthday and Caleb's is 8 days later so we used to combine and had huge Halloween parties, but now that they are older we can't do that anymore.


This year Alexis wanted a big blow out and she invited 27 girls for a sleepover (held at the dance studio, not my house!). We will have it this weekend because of other things going on the next weekend. I really wish she would have decided on something smaller with her core group of friends.


I think that Kurt and his friends will have a fine time.....as long as they are together they won't be bored, they will find something to do. I envy your plans.


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Registered: 03-27-2005
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 9:34am

Connor is going to be 15 on October 16th.

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Registered: 02-07-2005
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 9:52am
That sounds like a good birthday party to me. Boys really don't care about "the party" per se. They just want some friends, food and time to hang out. Although my child would try to INSIST that his friends stay overnight.

 

 

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Registered: 06-24-2005
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 11:40am

Yeah, I forgot they were birthday buddies!!

I'm sure I'll be having those kinds of birthday parties for Katie. Well, maybe not 27 girls!! Sounds like fun! :)

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Tue, 10-07-2008 - 11:44am

Thanks ladies for your replies!

I am kind of (haha) a micromanager so I will definitely let them just hang out and I won't over plan things.

I told Kurt he could have friends sleep over one at a time once we are more settled in this house. I think Kurt wants to have a sleepover, but he went to one in the summer where there was some drama - or whatever the boy equivalent is - and he told me its better to just have one sleep over at a time. Personally, I can't imagine a sleepover without any drama. lol

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Tue, 10-07-2008 - 2:09pm
You know, agreeing to it was like a moment of weakness, or maybe temporary insanity!!


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Registered: 02-07-2005
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 2:19pm
God Bless you girl!! 27 girls!? You ROCK!!

 

 

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Registered: 01-28-2004
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 3:23pm

with their age why not let them go trick or treating with a little added incentive..
throw a scavenger hunt with the trick or treat. most people would not mind giving up a few silly items.

ask for things like a daily newspaper from two days ago.
the name of someones pet
a signature of someone
how about silly items a piece of paper or a paperclip
empty coke can or bottle
silly things like that.....the one that brings the most m&ms back

they will get a kick out of it....
just a suggestion

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Registered: 09-10-2007
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 3:30pm
I'll let you know after Saturday just how much I rock. LOL!


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