Kid's Birthday Parties

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by CoolWife, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Definitely go pig!
     
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  2. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    A pig party is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen
     
  3. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Okay y’all have convinced me. (Not a Peppa Pig in sight though.)
     
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  4. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    You better post pictures!
     
  5. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Go pig or go home, amirite?
     
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  6. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Damn I missed the opportunity to make this joke. Great minds, Mag.
     
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  7. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Just booked a place for S's 6th birthday. This is the first time we are having a party where we invite school friends. I'm so nervous for her that people won't show up :sad:

    Also, kid birthday party packages are dumb expensive. I'd host it at our house but there really is just no space for events. There arent even any parks with picnic areas nearby that I know of either.
     
  8. deet

    deet Chicken

    I am in the middle of doing the same...trying to keep the kid play space decent is impossible, I almost wish we were doing it somewhere else.

    I just rage-bought storage furniture in preparation. We keep buying plastic bins and stuff to organize toys, but they’re such a pain. The kids just move them around, dump everything out. I bought a nice, decent piece we should be able to use for years, but I’m going to lie and say I got it from IKEA lol.

    I’m also rage-donating toys. Bye.
     
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  9. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Is there any other way to buy storage furniture?
     
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  10. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I have so been there. At least once a month. I feel bad because I never want to invite S's friends over, but they just cannot keep their shit cleaned up. It's always a disaster in here. They have no space to play in their room, but even if they did, there's no containing it. D had a lunchbox of play food and hatchimals dumped all over the kitchen floor yesterday. I dont have the energy to stay on top of it because it's a losing battle. So it makes me want to get rid of everything instead. Our place is entirely too small for the number of tiny humans we have, and inviting extra tiny humans over for a party gives me crazy eyes just thinking about it, because you know it will result in 2 days of frantic cleaning only for the kids to trash it again, except worse because party.
     
  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    A lot of the public parks around here charge you a fee to use them for parties. And I've heard of people getting ticketed for having one without having previously paid to reserve the area.

    My mom was/is the queen of rage donating toys. Her rule was basically if she steps on it, it's gone. Learned to pick up my toys real quick :lol:
     
  12. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Even if we had to pay a fee to rent a pavilion or something, I'd be fine with that. It's worth good money for kids to be able to run around and have fun outside without wrecking my house. The local candy store will have to do. At least I dont have to really do anything besides show up. That's also worth pretty good money.
     
  13. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    We have a small city park in our neighborhood and people try to use the covered picnic area for birthday parties without reserving the space only to find out someone else reserved it and they have to leave. I mean it’s sucks for their kid but there are signs everywhere and ours is free at least to reserve.

    My main complaint is people don’t pick up their party trash so there is balloon and piñata bits everywhere.
     
  14. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Ugh, already 2 kids might not be able to come and they're S's BFFs. Like, practically family. I'm a little annoyed because I was asking her last week about her schedule because I know one of them was doing Violin lessons on Saturday last year, but she hadn't registered for anything yet and told me to just go ahead with whatever. So I did, and she didnt let me know that they registered for a different class on Sundays. Great.

    I swear, if my kid doesnt have friends show up I'm going to be bawling (not in front of her).
     
  15. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    @Apples&Oranges If that’s the case, surely some of us Mother Hens can send S some videos of our kids wishing her a happy birthday. Not the same, but it might be nice for her to know she’s got fans and friends all over the place.
     
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  16. deet

    deet Chicken

    This is an adorable idea
     
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  17. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    <3<3<3 I'm sure that would make it much better! I'm going to cross all my fingers that it doesnt come to that though!
     
  18. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    100% would attend S's birthday party at a candy store is she wants an old lady fren.
     
  19. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I gave S 12 invitations to pass out after school. I dont know the teacher's policy this year, but last year invitations couldn't be handed out in school unless everyone was invited. Considering she has friends from her old class she wants to invite, and her current class has 25+ kids, and our venue can only hold 18max, I obviously can't invite them all. So I had to give her the invitations and the responsibility to hand them out to her friends. She only handed out 8, and one was to her BFF who already got a digital copy :/ I wish I could be there to help her pass them out. MIL picks her up but I don't think she could really help with the task since her English is so limited. I told her today to pass out the others. Gonna cross my fingers.

    It was kind of cute though when I was asking S about who she gave invites to and she said "I dont know her name, but I know I definitely want her to come." She was referring to one of her new classmates lol
     
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  20. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    M’s birthday :eek: is this weekend! After E’s first birthday I decided it wasn’t worth the stress, but I went too far in the other direction. We’re having two parties and I have literally nothing planned. Guess I’ll be hitting up Costco for some fruit/veggie trays, then just order a pizza and swing by DQ for ice cream cake.
     
  21. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I mean I would go to that party, DG.
     
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  22. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Wow 1 already?!
    Sounds like a good time though, I’m always down for pizza and ice cream cake.
     
  23. deet

    deet Chicken

    We did Costco pizza last year @Dorothygale for G's birthday. Pretty much doing the same low-key party for him this year, but with Chipotle catering lol.
     
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  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We got a big tub of bbq from a local store for at least two of C’s parties. When we were out of town we put a pork butt in the crock pot overnight and made bbq out of it.
    The kid loves bbq. :lol:
     
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  25. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Pinterest parties with all their cute little themed foods always speak to me, but then when I think of the execution (and all the food kids take but don't eat because they are too busy playing and just throw it in the trash), Domino's screams to me.
     
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