Lisa - posted on 01/14/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
What are people planning on doing for their child's 4th birthday? Our little girl wants a party with her friends, only after her father mentioned it for what feels like the last year. She goes to preschool and a seperate daycare which means we would be inviting close to 25 children. I know that most parents don't leave thier children at near strangers home and that usually means that siblings come too. When all total we are talking at least 50-75 people for a party and that doesn't include family and close friends. The cost would be outrageous.
My thought is to have a party at daycare (which the director has already approved). I would be there for an afternoon or morning to do a pinata, a few games, cake and ice cream. Then for pre-school cupcakes or cookies for snack time (gotta check with her this teacher). Then having the usual family and close friends party we have done since her first year.
I love my husband but he likes to show off to people so any party with more than just family and close friends would get bigger and more expensive with me bearing the brunt of all the work and organization. Like I already have done for the last 3. With some recent family tension on both my side and the in laws, I don't even want to do that. But I am out of ideas.
What is everyone else doing? Does anyone have any suggestions.