So Close To Christmas Baby...

Antoinette - posted on 11/28/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My daughters birthday is dec 8th and she will be turning 1 years old, i plan to celebrate her birthday but I was looking for some suggesstions, I know it is really close to christmas and most people especially with the economy are kind of tight on case, I want to give her something in the house nothing really large but enough for her to enjoy herself...how can I go about inviting people as if it is just a small gathering/get together....I dont want people to feel obligated but I do want to let them know that they can stop through if they are able...any suggestgions please let me know...

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Christina - posted on 12/14/2009

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It all sounds good and yes after all it is her Birthday. Hope, you all have a good one and have a Happy Holidays.and a blessed New Year.

Hayley - posted on 12/13/2009

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My daughter turns 1 on the 27th. I plan on making xmas and her birthday 2 totally seperate celebrations. On her birthday eve ALL xmas decorations are coming down and all her My little Pony birthday decorations are going up. I think it is important to make the effort to seperate them. Even going to the extent with asking people to give seperate gifts. its only fair!

Christina - posted on 12/09/2009

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Sorry I did not respond in time Just notice it today. Hope everything went well and I'm also wishing A BIG Happy 1st Birthday to your little one. Happy Holidays to you and your family. (*_*).

STEPHANE - posted on 12/02/2009

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Just let them know that u are haveing a little get together for the baby and u would like them to come. I have the same problem my little one will turn 1 on the 4th of December so I understand. And all we are doing is a small family thing. I have told them no gifts at this time he is still to young but I am getting him a small cake to play in.

Kristina - posted on 12/02/2009

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My daughter will turn 1 on Dec. 29. My goal until she is in her teens is to try to keep birthday and christmas seperate. We are having a small birthday party with just family on her birthday, so that it is seperate from Christmas. My husband constantly complains that his Jan 5 birthday is to close to christmas and people are constantly put them together. So my goal is to try not to do that at all with my daughter, so she feels that her birthday is a special day.

Sandy - posted on 12/01/2009

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You cannot expect everyone to not do the whole birthday/christmas thing. I know it sucks to have a december baby for that reason only. I have decided that I have to make my daughters birthday (Dec. 19th) part of our Christmas Family Tradition. There is no way to avoid it so you might as well be okay with it now and make the best out of it.

Leticia - posted on 12/01/2009

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My daughters birthday is on the 9th and I have invited close family and friends. The ones that where there through out the year either to see her or to call and ask how she was doing if the lived to far just to stop by and say hi. I am doing a ladybug theme because I call her my lil' ladybug. Im trying my hardest to make the statement that here is your birthday and her is christmas.

I would do something real simple we are having a dinner and cake, the people like us and her nana and papa are bringing presents but I have made it clear that it is just a family get together to celebrate the first year of her life!

User - posted on 12/01/2009

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my daughters birthday is christmas eve, we are having a party for family and close friends. we also are going to do the half birthday thing when she is older.

Jenny - posted on 12/01/2009

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My lil one's 1st b-day is the 26th. So, my husband and I are just getting her a small cake that she can play/eat with and 1 big present. We are planning on doing the half birthdays when she gets older. :)

Daisy - posted on 12/01/2009

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We are the 29th no real hope for my son:) cheap cheerful and most likely a family thing this year but I am thinking as he gets older having a half year birthday instead so he can have all his friends over and just doing family for his actual Bday... Fingers crossed he will like the idea when he is older:)

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My twins were born on the 24th dec 08....im doing a special party for them on the 20th,and will do every year so their birthday is made special;nothing to do with xmas.
Im not doing anything big for my girls,just inviting the family over for a few hrs,have a bbq lunch,they can give presents and have a cake,simple.

Antoinette - posted on 11/29/2009

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Shalom that is a great idea, I was thinking something along those lines too because I was not really trying to invite a lot of people over, I think that is what I will do, Thanks again everyone for all the advice I really appreciate it...

Shalom - posted on 11/28/2009

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I would probably just let people know what time you're going to have cake and that they're welcome to join you for a piece. You could also tell them that presents aren't necessary, but that if they write down a wish or a blessing for your daughter, you'll save them and read them to her when she's older.

Andrea - posted on 11/28/2009

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I have a Christmas Eve baby. We're having a brunch for our family & close friends.

Erin - posted on 11/28/2009

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i uaually keep my childrens 1st b-day parties small, family and a few close friends. large parties can be over welming for them. just talk to the people you would like there and let them know that they hodl a special place in your daughters life and would like to share the event with them. my youngest is turning a year on Dec.19, Christmas b-days do make it a little more difficult, i plan on keeping Christmas out of her birthday, each event is special and individual, so when inviting people, make sure they know it is a b-day party and not a christmas party. good luck and Happy Birthday to your little one :)

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