PLEASE "URGENT/ PANICKING MOTHER"

Amber - posted on 02/05/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I LIVE IN BRISTOL TN/VA 37620/24201. MY SON IS GETTING READY TO TURN 6 AND WANTS TO INVITE ALL OF HIS CLASSMATES, TOTAL 16 PLUS THEIR SIBLINGS IF ANY AND I DON'T HAVE A CLUE AS TO WHERE TO HAVE HIS PARTY. AND I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COME UP WITH ALL THE MONEY TO DO THIS BECAUSE WE JUST VERY RECENTLY LOST OUR HOME BECAUSE OF ECONOMY. I CAN'T DISSAPOINT BY SON ANYMORE THAN I HAVE ALREADY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I AM AT THE PANIC STAGE AS TO WHICH I COULD REALLY USE A BLESSING. PLEASE ANYONE. THANKS AND GOD BLESS

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Shawnteria - posted on 02/05/2013

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If you really dont want to dissapoint your son have his party at a park where its free and the only thing you have to buy is hot dogs bread chips drinks and a birthday cake. Kids have there own party so to him your still coming through and he had a blast for his birthday.

Hope this helps

S. - posted on 02/05/2013

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Please please don't feel the need to invite siblings too because that's going to cost you silly money. My 5 year old just had a party at a fun play place, 20 children which was 8 friends the rest family children set me back £135 some of her friends have 2-4 siblings each I can't even work our how much more I'd have spent. I must say my daughter felt a bit over whelmed and although she had a great day I think she would have enjoyed it better with a smaller party so she didn't feel drained with everyone wanting to play with her all at once.

Also If my daughters gets invited to a party there sisters rather stay at home with dad or we pay the extra for the child.

I don't believe a child needs a big party every year as long as you celebrate some how that's all that matters, I know 6 year olds don't get the value of money but if you could have him choose his favourite friend/s and have a fun day out.

Amy - posted on 02/05/2013

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You need to explain to your son that it's not possible this year to invite all of his friends. Unfortunately it's a fact of life and you have to live within your means. My son just had his 7th party at our house with 5 of his friends. He knows I didn't have the money to have a huge party, I offered to let him hold off a couple of months till the weather got warmer than he could have a bigger party outside.

Depending on the weather there you may be able to do a barbeque/cook out at a local park for a reasonable price. But if you can't afford it then you are still going to have to limit the number of people invited.

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