Orangekist - posted on 09/01/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )
So I'm in a bit of a situation and I would love your input.
My son will soon be turning 3 years old and I am not sure I should have a "party" with family. For his 1st birthday we did a big party in our home and invited all close friends and family. Last year we didn't really want to do another party, but my mother in law convinced us to have one (we ended up spending a lot of money on food and we're of the mentality that there's never enough food). The problem is that my husband's family is quite large (my family does not live here so we do not invite them) and we NEVER see them. We literally only see them at birthdays and Christmas, we are not close and last year we were pressured to have everyone over even though we were not keen on it. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but I'm finding it hard to spend all this money and put in all this work when a) my son is only 3 b) we are not a close family. Do you think it would be rude just to have a little dinner with my son and his grandparents this year instead of having aunts and uncles and cousins over?
Thank in advance for your input.