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#1 mivimummy

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

Having a hard time working out how to plan this  shrug.gif

DD will be turning 5 the week she starts school next year.  She has asked to have a birthday party to invite all her friends, previous parties have all been a family tyoe event.

I would love to do this for her, however I feel there may be so much going on with starting school etc that everything may just be too overwhelming for her (and me!!).

Just thinking also that she may want to invite some of her new school friends so maybe having the party a few weeks after her birthday would be a better idea? TBH she has just a couple of little frineds atm which she probably won't see once she finishes preschool as they are pretty much all going to different schools next year.  

Little love is so excited I just dont want to disappoint her original.gif  Would it seem too strange to put the party off by a few weeks?  We would probably do the usual family get together the weekend after her actual birthday as well.

#2 dolcengabbana

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

My sons birthday is 02.02. School starts either the week before or the week of his birthday.

We have always had the party when he was younger two - four weeks from the start of school so he had the time to put togehter the invitation list. I always arranged or made enough cake or cupcakes for the entire class to participate if it was a school day.

Our friends children are the 3th and 31st December she does parties in March for both of them on ddifferent weekends so they don't miss out!

#3 aussierach

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

my son is during the sept school holidays last year kindy I did it 2 weeks before holidays (3 weeks before bday) this year prep we did it 1 week into term 4 2 weeks after bday so I would have a party but a few weeks into the term so 3rd weekend original.gif

#4 baddmammajamma

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

We just went to a 5th birthday party for a girl who turned 5 in JULY! Her birthday was over winter holidays & the family had moved in the spring -- chaos all around. It was such fun celebrating with her at a time that made sense for their family.

My advice would be to hold a party a few weeks after school starts -- not only will your daughter get to prolong her season of celebration, it will be a good way for her to enhance some new friendships.

#5 mivimummy

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

Thanks PPs.  I think I will have the party a few weeks into term.

Now to work out exactly what we will do! At home, park... decisions for after Christmas methinks original.gif

#6 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

my sons birthday is first day of school! the poor possum!

We are planning a party for mid feb and will invite his new class. Way i see it , its a good way to make new friends .

It will be at a park.

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