December 13, 2004

Poll?

Ok - we have a dilema...
 
Son's birthday is Dec. 31.  He got jipped out of a party last year because we were moving out of our house, so this year we want to make sure and over-do it (as we usually do anyway)....
 
Think anyone will come?
 
What time do we have said party (remember, he'll be three, as will the "invitees")?  We'd also like people to hang around and celebrate the New Year with us?  Think anyone will do that?  Do we invite one group (kid-based) to the earlier party and then more people to the evening one?  Will evening attendees feel jipped that they missed the bday festivities??  Argh!  Will it be too long of a party?  Say running from 5 p.m. to midnight?

Thoughts?  Suggestions?  We really are at a loss here...
 
 

3 comments:

girl from florida said...

OK, not that I'm really an expert on 3 year olds, but that sounds like a reallllly long time (for both the kids AND YOU!). What about an afternoon party? (like I said, not an expert, just wanted to pitch in)

enjanerd said...

ditto on the not an expert on 3-year-olds thing...

i'm guessing most of the kids won't be able to stay up until midnight, so they might need a place to sleep. afternoon sounds like a good compromise, then separate party at night for adults. if it wouldn't be cheating him too much, possibly even a saturday afternoon party, since people may not necessarily have friday off to attend and saturday is a standard day off.

personally, i wouldn't feel left out if i weren't invited to a kid's party, especially if you invited me to your new year's party later in the evening. if there's anyone you think would be interested in attending, you could mention it to them, and let them know what times the different groups will be arriving, so they can choose on their own.

Charlie on the PA Turnpike said...

My much-better-half and I have two kidlets, ages 9 and (soon to be) 2. Due to many things that 'ruin your day', early in our oldest life we had to 'reschedule' birthdays (and a few holidays!).

Having a birthday celebration with mom, dad, and a few other key folks (grandparents, etc.) is whats most important on the actual birthdate, and that can be a cake, a camera and an hour of smiles. Having a 'party' either earlier or after the actual day for all the other invites works especially with 3 year olds, who will enjoy the festivities anytime.