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#1 Jupiter123

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

DD is 3 on Sunday, we have a party planned for one the day with lots of family, friends and kids.

She will be getting presents from family and we have bought her a trampoline and this is where the problem lays.

The weather is going to be utterly miserable on Sunday, wet, windy and cooler than normal, and the trampoline was to be the only gift from us to her, I am now thinking that perhaps we should get her something else as well so she has something for on the day to play with.

We are going to assemble the trampoline on Saturday afternoon regardless of weather and hide it until Sunday morning but I just feel guilty that she won't be able to use it on her birthday.

So WDTY/WWYD?

If we get an additional something what would you suggest? We wouldn't want to spend a huge amount as the trampoline wasn't cheap.

Thanks ladies.

#2 jobo77

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

I wouldn't get her anything else if she is likely to be getting presents from others at the party. TBH she is unlikely to know who gave her what at this age and as long as she has some little friends to play with and the party to keep her busy she will probably be fine! I guess you could always just get her a little thing from kmart, like a bubble machine or some colouring stuff if you wanted original.gif

#3 Ireckon

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I think she won't even notice. She will be more than fine with the party and subsequent gifts, and the trampoline will top it all off. I'm sure a few quick jumps can be had on the Sunday.



#4 Eirinn

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I was in this situation at Christmas. DH assembled the trampoline on Christmas Eve in the middle of a squall.  wub.gif

Obviously there were other presents underneath the tree. As soon as there was a break in the rain, I ushered my kids (aged 3 and 2) outside. They were thrilled, and the wet weather didn't deter them.

So yeah, I would make sure your DD has a present to unwrap. Doesn't have to be anything big for a three year old. Then let her play on the trampoline regardless of the weather!

#5 adl

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

I wouldn't... The $10 bubble machine from Kmart is so good. As is the $1 sticks ...she will be so caught up in that, the party and all the other gifts...have a special breakfast ....

#6 2plusoops

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Personally I wouldn't get her something else.  Hopefully the weather will be clear enough that at some point on Sunday she can have a jump on the new trampoline.  Once her party starts she'll be occupied elsewhere with family and playing with the other kids, not to mention that those people attending the party are likely to give her gifts so she will have plenty of new things to play with.  At 3 she is not likely to be upset or even remember that she couldn't jump on the trampoline on the day - it will still be there when the weather clears and thats probably all thats important to her at this age.

Hope she has a great birthday.

#7 Mrs Manager

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

I think she will have so many presents she won't notice they weren't from you.

When my DD turned 3 last November she had a party and got lots of presents.  We had bought her one of those ride in cars and a dolls house (1 for b'day 1 for xmas) in the toy sales already, but as it turned out we were leaving for holidays on the day of her birthday so decided not to give them for her as they couldn't come with us.  Not only did she not notice but she got an amazing christmas when she got them both!

#8 happyvegemite

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

I probably wouldn't either. I would play up attention on a special breakfast, dressing up for the party ect rather than always having to have 'gifts'

Happy Birthday to your litte girl OP

#9 kidwrangler

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

She doesn't need 'stuff' to have a happy birthday. You are giving her a party, that is a gift in itself. She is having her birthday celebrated with friends and family. She is 3. She'll have fun regardless of access to the big gift on the day or not. Kids don't need things, they need love which she clearly has in abundance, so just make a big fuss, give lots of cuddles and it'll be a great birthday regardless of the weather original.gif

#10 Peppery

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

I wouldn't..... I would make her a special breakfast and i don't think she would notice given she is likely to get presents from family/friends.

Happy 3rd Birthday to your DD.

#11 Lil Chickens

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

For DD and DS last year (she was 3, he was 1) we got them a trampoline.  Luckily we have a large patio and were able to put it together under there.

It stayed there until about October!!

Do you have an undercover option?

Otherwise I would have one little thing - like an automatic bubble blower.

#12 Julie3Girls

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

I don't think you NEED anything else. If I had something big like that, I might still have something small, like a book, or a small toy.  Or a new outfit to wear to her party that day.

But she is going to be getting heaps of pressies by the sound of it.

Oh, and if it's too wet for the tramp, don't bother with bubbles etc, because it will too wet for that too!

Make a fuss in other ways ... I always set the table special for the morning... Birthday placemat, party hats on the table, balloons tied to their chair.  A friend of mine blew up a whole heap of balloons and put them in her dd's room, so she woke up to a room full of balloons.

#13 PrincessPeach

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

Could you invite her grandparents around fro breakfast?

That way she can get her gift from them at that point in time, giving her something to play with.

If you are in SE Qld, from what i've seen predicted, it's going to be one very wet, windy & miserable weekend - all thanks to the wonderful ex-cyclone.

#14 Therese

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

If I had something to give her that was small I would probably do that I think. (but I will admit that I do love giving presents original.gif)

If you don't have anything small then she will be fine too original.gif

#15 Jupiter123

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

Thanks Ladies. I am still no closer to a decision lol

DD has a couple of automatic bubble blowers but if we buy an additional something it would only be small like that. Maybe we should just get some new craft stuff.

A special breakfast we will try but as she is a fussy girl it restricts what we can serve but we can still make it special.

I also have a special birthday cake for her, as she wants a princess castle cake.

QUOTE (Lil Chickens @ 25/01/2013, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you have an undercover option?


Yes we have an undercover option, just not sure if the tramp will fit and leave room for outdoor setting, BBQ and dog kennel, will have a look tomorrow once we set it up.

The package said that it came with a cover but I am not sure if that's just a weather cover for the mat or an actual tent. If its a tent then I don't think we will have a problem.

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 25/01/2013, 09:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could you invite her grandparents around fro breakfast?

If you are in SE Qld, from what i've seen predicted, it's going to be one very wet, windy & miserable weekend - all thanks to the wonderful ex-cyclone.


I would love to invite her grandparents for breakfast unfortunately they can't get here until just before lunch (they are city we are semi rural).

Yes we are SE QLD and the weather is already a bit nasty and expected to get worse.


#16 nessrose

Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

I'm going to go against the grain and say yes, I would get her something.

Sure, birthdays are not all about the presents, but to a 3 year old they are!

Not sure if you have other kids or not, but when my DD4 turned 3 last October, they were just as excited by her birthday as she was.

You don't have to go over the top. Just a small pressie to open when she wakes up.  Books, stickers, a puzzle, matchbox cars, dress ups costume, play dough, craft stuff, doll, are all pretty cheap.




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