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Birthday party - before or after actual birthday????

Marina Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
My little one is turning 5 next month. Her birthday falls on a wednesday. Am thinking of arranging a party. In the past years I have had parties after 6 p.m. on her birthday I was only inviting friends families at that time. Now am thinking of a day party inviting her classmates. Should I do it the weekend before or after??? How would you do it???

Thanks in advance.
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Marina Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
i dunno why but i would do it the weekend after. i think coz you and family can celebrate with her on her birthday and then her friends after rather than before
1 Like #2
Defo the weekend after. It seems wrong somehow getting /opening pressies before their actual birthday.
1 Like #3
I always did after my kids birthdays, if it's any help, all my kids birthdays fall around holidays, my daughters end of may, so would do in the half term, my eldest sons 2nd week in feb, again half term, and my youngest beginning of september so at the beginning of term, it was always obvious to follow their birthdays with a party, it something most people do and then the kids just get used to it. x
1 Like #4
Do both !! tight wad, lol
1 Like #5
after - makes the birthday last longer!
1 Like #6
I vote after as well. More to look forward to :)
1 Like #7
After, and then when she thinks it's all over she has something else to look forward too :-)
1 Like #8
Yep - definitely after. :thumbsup:
#9
Thanks everybody, I'll rep you all :thumbsup:

Good job I started this thread, I was very very close to fixing it for the weekend before :oops:
1 Like #10
after, then she can legitimaely open her party presents, otherwise does she have to wait until her real birthday?
#11
If she is in school on her birthday, it would be nice to take invitations in for all her friends - meaning it would have to be the following weekend. Would suggest telling the parents beforehand though so that they dont make other plans
#12
kelly_o_fanatic;3382345
If she is in school on her birthday, it would be nice to take invitations in for all her friends - meaning it would have to be the following weekend. Would suggest telling the parents beforehand though so that they dont make other plans

Yep, need to get invitations sorted. Other parents send out invites atleast 6 weeks before the party. Here I am debating 'before or after' and there is only 5 weeks left. :p

On that note... the saturday after is Dec 13th. I thought it is an unlucky number, please someone tell me thats rubbish:-D
#13
Marina
Yep, need to get invitations sorted. Other parents send out invites atleast 6 weeks before the party. Here I am debating 'before or after' and there is only 5 weeks left. :p

On that note... the saturday after is Dec 13th. I thought it is an unlucky number, please someone tell me thats rubbish:-D


Thats rubbish :roll: I know cos two of my kids birthdays fall on the 11th ;-)

But, just a note, how about the party on a Sunday, Saturdays are usually well occupied and quite a few jids cant make Saturdays, Sundays are more laid back ;-)
#14
hey its my little ones 5th birthday next month too!!! the 2nd, his mum has arranged a party for the 29th, although im not invited, the bitch!!! so ive arranged for a special treat on the sunday for him, a fire engine for him to ride in to take him out for a family meal, cant wait!!!

i say go for the party before and have a little family tea at home on the day to make it special if you can
#15
snowflake;3382527
Thats rubbish :roll: I know cos two of my kids birthdays fall on the 11th ;-)

But, just a note, how about the party on a Sunday, Saturdays are usually well occupied and quite a few jids cant make Saturdays, Sundays are more laid back ;-)

I'd love that, but I thought many of them may go to church and might clash with the service times.... no????
We and almost all of our family friends go to sunday mass at different times around 10 - 12'o clock
Also since it gets dark early nowadays.. 3-5 p.m. might not be desirable by many parents I thought. Hence I was thinking 11a.m -1 p.m on the saturday.:)

I'd love to hear others suggestions.

EDIT: Running out of rep guys, thanks for your kind replies. Keep them coming.:thumbsup:
#16
markhodges1975;3382630
hey its my little ones 5th birthday next month too!!! the 2nd, his mum has arranged a party for the 29th, although im not invited, the bitch!!! so ive arranged for a special treat on the sunday for him, a fire engine for him to ride in to take him out for a family meal, cant wait!!!

i say go for the party before and have a little family tea at home on the day to make it special if you can

Hope you and your li'l one have a great time :thumbsup:
#17
yeah, i think an early afternoon is better than a 3-5..gets too late- but also, with the party on a potential sunday..think that'd be abit off only cos parents may have work on a monday, and the kids have school.. i always like dinner parties and stuff like that on a saturday- only so that you have sunday to get over the whole thing... are you gonna have any entertainment?
#18
Hi! On the following weekend definitely. When this happens I always have a family tea (usually Kentucky is the request of the night!!) and a bought cake. Then on the weekend I make a special cake for the party. I don't like them celebrating their birthday until it actually is!

I avoid saturday mornings because any kids clubs (ie ballet or football) are usually a Saturday mornng where I live! 3-5 is a great time - plus they get to eat tea at a more normal time and they should be hungry and will eat it all!!
#19
samwants2save;3382829
yeah, i think an early afternoon is better than a 3-5..gets too late- but also, with the party on a potential sunday..think that'd be abit off only cos parents may have work on a monday, and the kids have school.. i always like dinner parties and stuff like that on a saturday- only so that you have sunday to get over the whole thing... are you gonna have any entertainment?

I am thinking of getting an entertainer. Need to make a few calls tommorrow:thumbsup:
Last year most of her classmates had entertainer style parties. This year the trend is arts and crafts party. But I find that boring. Why should they grow up too soon? So I am going to make them jump around, dance and all sorts of kiddy things. Lets see :)

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