Depends on your definition of themed, designated. We've gone to the Natural History museum for one of Erica's birthdays. She was able to invite one guest as I only had enough seat belts in the car for the 3 girls and a guest. We had sandwich picnic lunch with cupcakes at the museum. Joy and 2 friends went to the movies once for one of her birthdays. Her 13th birthday was a MaryKay party and sleep over. Erica had a camping birthday once. Dylan had a boot camp party. They ate MREs off of mess kits (which the guests got to take home), did calisthenics, and ran. In short, they played army in the back yard. None of the parties cost a lot of money nor were a ton of kids invited. I restrict the guest list to the age of the birthday child plus siblings and the birthday child. Dylan is restricted to only 1-2 guests. Over the years, we have figured out that he can't handle more guests than that.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
On the actual birthday, the birthday person gets their favorite dinner. Birthday parties are on Saturday or Sunday. We have extended family only birthday parties up to age 5. And they consist of cake and ice cream. Very low key. Kid parties start at age 5 go up to the end of middle school, depending on the child. High school parties are up to the child and were held elsewhere. Joy had a friend who's house hosted all the groups celebrations. Erica didn't have parties in high school. Angela and her friends would go out for their celebrations.
yes, but in no particular order or milestone.
You do this every year for each kid?
Im with Dave Berry~ :)
Oh dear God in heaven no. we did one party in kindergarten with a magician, one bowling party in 1st grade, no party at all in 2nd grade.. I think The last time she had any sort of party was three years ago in 3rd grade when we went swimming at a pool - 4th grade we took her and 2 friends on a Duck Tour of boston- 5th grade we didn't do a thing. This year maybe Ill take her and one friend for mani pedis.
there's nothing I loathe quite so much as a huge overblown childs birthday party