Do you think that a half-sister and a half-brother should share their b-day party together?
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My second is due in August just two days before my other child turns two. Me and my husband have discussed this and have decided not to have the same birthday parties for them even though its just a couple days apart. Although if we were to book a place to have the party that was expensive then we would make their parties at the same time and then have a small party at home for each child.
Angie - posted on 02/22/2010
I don't think any kids should "Share" their birthday party. That's their day to shine and they shouldn't have someone stealing their thunder. It doesn't make them feel as special when they have to share it because then it's not their day and it's not all eyes on you. Just my opinion though, I know parties are exspensive but I wouldn't have my kids share their big day!
Sarah - posted on 05/24/2010
Have you thought about asking the kids if they would be happy sharing their party? Maybe they wont enjoy it if it doesnt feel special for them. I would do it seperately but you would know the kids better so think about what you think the day would turn out like for them and do what you feel is best.
I agree w/the other mom that said she'd have them seperate unless you were booking a real expensive place. But there is SOOO much difference between 7 & 4, and the boy & girl to boot, I don't see why on earth you would join those 2??? My sons are 3yrs 2 mos apart and I'm making a point not to invite all the same ppl from the older boy to the youngest boys party...why the heck would I want a repeat party 2 mos later? They are different ages and should have different friends
Becky - posted on 05/23/2010
Whats the difference between half, step, and full? They are brother and sister no matter what. I think it just causes problems down and causes the kids not to be as close. I have 3 siblings and all of them are my half's but I never called them that. They are my brother and sisters. I wouldn't stress the whole "half" thing. If the kids want to share their parties with each other then I would let them but ask each of them and if one of them says no then you have your answer. After all it is their special day and shouldn't have to share it with anybody if they don't want too.
Melissa - posted on 05/23/2010
no a dont think they should have their parties together siblings do not always have to share everything especially if one is a girl and the other is a boy thats just crazy my son also has a half brother and they are both boys and i still wouldnt have their partys together they were born on different days so why would they have a party on the same day i think you need to express how you feel about this to whoever is suggesting this and you will feel alot better
Sunny - posted on 02/22/2010
All of us kids use to share the whole w/e there was 5 of us to 3 different dads all with our birthdays in the same week and it never bothered me and im 15 years older than one of my sisters who's bdays is the day before mine! Plus a set of twins and another sister! If your worried about if have two parties (small ones) one on the sat one on the sun, or better yet ask them what they would rather one BIG party or two small ones :)
Erica - posted on 02/22/2010
I used to share birthday parties with my brother that is two years and two days younger than me. It was fine until I got to the boys have cooties stage. When we were old enough, we started trading off bday parties every other year and we could do something then.
Nicole - posted on 02/22/2010
do they share the same birthday date? cos my lil girl was born on her uncles birthday and ive had the my girls birthday party the same day cos if we were to go the nest day,(which is a holiday ova here) it would be on my neices birthday. my littler brother just turned 16 and my daughter just turned 2yrs. and he doesnt seem to mind @ all, i think hes stocked cos how many of his friends get to double up on b'day cake. and we still dont leave him out in the party with his own gifts and cake
Crystal - posted on 02/22/2010
They don't know that they are half siblings. The boy knows that he has a different mother than my daughter but they don't know the half thing either which is fine with me. They are 3 years and 2 weeks apart and I don't think they should have their party together.
Monica - posted on 02/22/2010
i think the smartest thing to do is not let them know their half anything. Using the terms, step or half with siblings creates seperation like halfing the family. My parents didn't tell me that my sister and brother were my half sibling. I knew they had a different mother but they never used that term. My siblings and I are extremely close and still treat each other as though the half part is nonsense.
Being a very selfish person, I would say that they shouldn't share their birthday party. I wouldn't want to share mine. My mother in-law and my daughter's birthday are going to be really close (she's not born yet) and my husband has already told me to not be suprised if they end up sharing parties, but honestly what kid wants to have a fun birthday party with their friends and have to share it with their grandma and her friends? My son and my brother are 3 years apart. My brother was born on September 3rd and my son was born September 5th, I know they're not as closely related but I won't make my kids share a birthday party with anyone unless they really wanted to. Another thing is getting the soon to be 7 year old boy to go along with having a party with a soon to be 4 year old girl. If they really want to, then go ahead. But I remember that age and how the boys didn't want anything to do with us girls and the other way around.
Terra - posted on 02/22/2010
Honestly that young I don't see too much of a problem with it in my oppinion. Eventually like in a year or two I would say not to have the joint bday party. Just because it is their special day and they are going to notice it more at that age that they are sharing their party. I think that my cousin and I had a joint party until we were 8 or 9, but we were closer in age then that.
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