Birthday Party Help!

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Registered: 10-13-2008
Birthday Party Help!
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Sat, 08-22-2009 - 2:05pm
So I'm not sure what to do for Ryan's Birthday. I know this is early but I like to plan ahead haha. Anyways my question is my parents are divorced, I don't know if I should plan 2 parties, one for my mom's family and Brandon's parents family and then one for my Dad's family. I have a ton of aunts and uncles, my mom is one of 5, dad is one of 4, brandons mom is one of 9 and brandons dad is one of 4. My mom and dad and family get along great, thats not what I'm worried about. I'm worried because my dads family all lives very close to each other but about and hour away from me, so I don't know if I should have them make the drive or have a party at my dads. Our house is plenty big enough to have everyone here, and I'm aware that not everyone is going to come, I just don't know if it's rude for me to ask them to drive an hour. I understand Ryan isn't the most important person in the world (well of course he is to me lol) but i dont know if i should invite all mine and brandons aunts and uncles or just keep in low key with grandparents and stuff. I see a 1st birthday as something I want to share with everyone, I just don't know if everyone see's it that way. haha. Anyways I'm rambling, sorry this is confusing lol So what do you guys think I should do? Thanks in advance and sorry this got so long!! Ha



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Registered: 03-15-2009
Sun, 08-23-2009 - 4:37am
I agree, the first birthday should be shared with everyone. I think you should make them take the drive and have one big party. You could find a hall or some place in the middle that will be easier for that side of the family to get there and that way there's enough room for everyone (even though you said you have enough room) you should be able to spend his birthday with everyone who loves him and not have to make special arrangements kwim?
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Registered: 03-20-2009
Sun, 08-23-2009 - 8:17am

I prefer to keep Toby's birthday parties small, as IMO this is HIS birthday, for HIM to celebrate with the people he knows and loves. Also, from a cost point of view, small parties are easier and cheaper. But if you want to invite everyone, then go for it :)


As far as the distance is concerned; this is RYAN's party, and this day is supposed to be all about him. Hold the party somewhere close by and let them travel. :) I would also only plan one party. I'm pretty selfish when it comes to organising parties lol. My theory is that my baby has one birthday a year, and one party a year, and it's for HIM. Any one else's issues dont come into it ;)



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Registered: 12-27-2006
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 2:29pm

I agree with PP, this day is all about him, so if people want to make the hour drive, then props to them, if not then that's their loss. Don't be so concerned about everyone else, because it's Ryan's party, not anyone elses.


I personally like to keep Luke's parties small just because it's easier, and he's not going to remember them when he gets older. I typically invite my mom, grandparents, sister, brother, and just a few of my CLOSE cousins. He knows everyone I invite really well so he enjoys having everyone there, he's more of a shy kid around people he doesn't know so I don't bother inviting people that aren't real close to us.


Whatever you decide, i'm sure will be the best decision for Ryan. You know him better than anyone, so do what you think is best. Let us know how it all goes:)

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