Brandy - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
Hello. Ok, so my daughter is turning 2 this weekend and we have had a rough winter so I am trying to give her the best birthday I can without spending too much money. Just so you get how broke we are, pretty much spending anything at all would be too much. One of my friends has a son 3 weeks younger than my daughter so him birthday will be in a few weeks. I spent 2 days making my daughters cake from scratch, cutting out a 2 and flowers and butterflies from the cake and decorating it which wasn't easy for me because I've never done more to a cake than slather icing all over it and call it good so I had to teach myself how to use an icing bag and make designs. I called my friend and told her that I had finished the cake and she started telling me about the cake she ordered from this fancy bakery and all the details and the toy story theme and it's going to cost so much but be so worth it. So, I brushed that off and moved on to tell her about the craft they are going to be making which will be part of their goody bag because it's something that will be able to be used every day and I think they will really love and she went on to tell me all these awesome toys that she got for her sons friends to take home. I tried to keep my daughter's party smaller this year and invited only close friends and family while she invited over 60 people to her son's party. She is also having a second party on the day of his birthday just for family. She made me feel really bad for not being able to give Brooklyn a big party this year. Don't get me wrong, she's a very good friend and a sweet person and I don't think it was in her intentions at all to make me feel bad. I think she is just excited for her baby's party too.
Do you think kids need to have a big party every year? Do you like to go all out or would you rather make it more personal?
I prefer to have only the people who are closer to us but make it as special for those people as possible.