what do you do for your kids Birthday's?

Erica - posted on 03/24/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I am just curious what everyone else does. My in laws are older and dont like noise. We have always had a kid party , where they can invite people from school and then a family/family friends party later. It is getting very expensive to have one party let alone 2!!!
Also my youngest son is turnin 6 so this will be the first time he will be allowed to invite friends from school. Would you as parents feel more comfortable if it was a neutral location or would it matter if it was at the childs home?

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Tiffany - posted on 03/25/2011

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I have a similar situation with older grandparents, and I schedule different days/times for friend party vs. family. We did a friend party/sleepover for my 7 ur old-time last year with games at the house and cake on a Friday night. Then we had a time for family to come over with cupcakes on a Sunday afternoon or actual birthday depending on what day it falls. It works beautifully for us and everyone is happy and has a good time. Just keep it simple and you can't go wrong. Hope this helps.

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Patricia The Mom Of - posted on 04/05/2012

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my kids have friends come over and they go gokart racing and have sleepovers and sometimes we just have dinner

Diana - posted on 03/25/2011

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or you could take them to dinner get them to bring out the surprize cake and then a movie then the arcade my daughter wants us to take her to chucky cheesers in vegas then she wants us to take her to the adventure dome at the circus circus.

Diana - posted on 03/25/2011

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We have 6 kids 2 are mine 3 are his and we have a baby girl together on there birthdays we usually ask them if they want to go somewhere and eat or if they rather bbq usually they want to bbq we bbq carne asada and hamburgers get a pinata and we have a trampoline so we usually hang up party dance lights when it gets dark o they go crazy over that turn on some music and their happy then we do the cake and games.

Bonnie - posted on 03/24/2011

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We usually have a little get together for lunch and have cake and whatever else and then a separate party with some friends.

Keshia - posted on 03/24/2011

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I have always had my son's party at a neutral location. Where I live we do not have many options. He has gone to daycare since he was 15 months old. So once he started there I invited the children from daycare. It is rather expenisve but I have had to do nothing but show up and leave...lol...

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Our house is too small... and usually too messy. ;) We've never had a birthday party at our house. We have gone to the playground, our church, and will have my son's 3rd birthday party at the beach this Sunday.

We only ever have one party and whoever comes... comes. We don't do school friends though. Just family and the few close friends that are LIKE family to us. Plus, for my son parties, I invite a couple of little boys from church since he's a little 'late in the game' to REALLY be part of the family friends group (those kids are 7-9).

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My son turned 6 last month and we have an backyard birthday party every year. I rent a bounce house and set up a craft table. We do a pinata, cake, presents. Yes, birthday parties are loud and noisy! Seriously, it's for the kid and kids should not have to be quiet during a party! Now my 90 year old grandmother is very aware of this and I was glad that she came over for a very short time frame. She stayed outside for all of 15 minutes-enough to watch her great-grandson jump and play. Then she was ready to be indoors, which was fine with us. I love my grandmother, but I am not going to revolve a kid's birthday party around her need for little noise. Another alternative solution is a quiet birthday dinner with your in-laws.

Louise - posted on 03/24/2011

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We hired a leisure centre hall and had a giant bouncy castle and did the catering ourselves. This suited the rowdy children and the adults as it was in two seperate rooms. The older members of the family sat and had a cuppa whilst the younger energetic members of the family played pass the parcel and other games in the big hall with their dads!

Firebird - posted on 03/24/2011

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For my daughter's 6th birthday, we had her party at the bowling alley. Mainly because my place isn't huge, and there was 7 kids plus their moms. Next year I'm doing her party at the skating rink. I personally don't like a lot of noise either (and I'm only 26!) So my daughter has a limit on how many kids she invites, and I have her parties in large buildings so the noise isn't so condensed. lol You don't need to have a second party. That's only going to get more expensive with each passing year, and it's not really necessary. Why not invite the family to the main party,and have your in laws over for dinner?

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