Little man had his first birthday party invitation recently from a little girl at nursery.
It got me thinking…..when should we start throwing birthday parties? Little man is 2 next month, but other than the children at nursery, we do not have any other friends with children that we could even invite.
What are the rules when it comes to birthday parties?
When we do decide to throw our first birthday party for little man, I will definitely be renting somewhere and putting on some entertainment. I am definitely not brave enough to host a party at my house.
So are parties for children a scary prospect? Are they something that take a lot of thinking about and commitment?
I am organising my best friends hen weekend at the moment and that is stressful enough – trying to find a weekend that 20 ladies can all attend, and activities to suit everyone. It is never going to happen.
But even 20 ladies do not scare me as much as potentially 20 children would.
It is a good job little man is born in August. When he starts school, he will be the last one in his class to have his birthday. Thus means as long as I keep a note of who’s parties he attends, when it comes to his own, I should have a pretty solid guest list.
So we have decided that we won’t be hosting a birthday party this year for turning 2. We still do not have the foundations of friends and children and would simply be having a party because we feel the need to.
Next month when my little man turns 2, it will be little man, hubby and I celebrating and spending the day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park – the place we took him on his first birthday.
We are not planning anything big, no flashy presents. We are making his room a big boy room. The nursery will officially be gone and a boys bedroom will take its place.
Every child’s birthday is special. Every family has different circumstances.
So for now, even though we won’t be hosting our first official children’s party this year, we will be doing what suits us as a family.
What age did you throw your first children’s birthday party?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO