Danielle - posted on 07/19/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )
I am planning my sons 2nd Birthday (it's Sep 24) and I have decided on the theme-Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse-the place-a REALLY nice park-the food etc etc. I don't like the pre-made invitations I've found for the theme so I am hand making them-24 of them.The thing is, I'm afraid of going "overboard". My FIL was commenting at another grandchild's party that he doesn't understand why the first birthday is such a big deal, so now I'm afraid of doing too much. I planned on having music playing in the pavillion, cake, ice cream, hot dogs, and drinks. A few decorations (balloons, streamers, etc.), and gift bags for the kids. I also wanted to wear the MM ears and have them available for the kids. Nothing will really be structured (like they're won't be any particular games) esp since it's at a park. I also don't plan on having eleborate center pieces...or any at all. So is what I'm planning going overboard?
DOES society (in general) making too big of a deal about birthdays-esp when the kids are too young to remember them?