Need party advice

Sarah - posted on 09/23/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I know I'm really early, but my son turns 3 in May and I'm trying to get started planning his party. My MIL teaches at a university and, so far, my son's birthday has been on the weekend of graduation. Because of this my MIL can't be at the party if it's on Saturday no matter what time it is. I'm considering having it the Friday before (his birthday is on a Sunday next year and Sunday wouldn't work out as well as Friday.) I'm wondering what the best time for a 3 year old party is. Should I reconsider having it Sunday so it can be an afternoon party or would Friday evening be okay? We plan on having pizza in addition to the cake and ice cream.



My son is really into trains so we'll be having a Thomas the train party at a train museum. The way they rent for parties is you basically have the whole museum for 2 hours. They've got a train that you can get on, look around, and even blow the whistle. They've also got Thomas the train tables for the kids to play at. At this point I have nothing else planned.



I'm mainly seeking advice about the best time to have the party but any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Sarah - posted on 09/24/2012

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Dove, I'm planning it so far in advance because we have to reserve the museum 2 months prior to the party. Also because we have a very limited budget so I'm collecting things for the party a little at a time. Thank you for responding.

Michelle - posted on 09/23/2012

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As long as you have the party within a week of the actual birthday really doesn't matter what day you choose. With my son his party is always on the weekend that fits best into his calendar sometimes it may be 2 weeks after his actual birthday he is now 11 we have a small cake and coffee party with immediate family. Then the party is planned for another day.

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Sarah - posted on 09/23/2012

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Thanks for the suggestion! We typically have two parties: one here, and one at my parents' house for my side of the family (they live a few states away). Since my husband is an only child I'd never thought of something like "a small cake and coffee party" with his parents and the party at a different time. That would actually work out really well for us!

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