I am in full party plan mode right now, no not the Tupperware party plan mode, kids birthdays.
I love kids birthday parties and I am happy for the kids to have a party each year if we can manage it. Really the kids have very little they want. A cake and being able to blow out the candles, friends over to play and a lolly bag to hand out at the end.
This year my dilemma is the sibling invite. We worked out that Immy had between 6-8 little friends to invite, but she was extremely strong about wanting NO BOYS. She has even told the three boys in the crèche room whom she detests for some reason, “You are not coming to my party today.” At two, she has no idea what this whole party business is really about and certainly has no concept of time. Mum is talking party, so therefore, a party must be sometime, why not today.
Anyway, if we invite eight little girls, who will each arrive with a parent (or two) plus us, we have 20 in the house. My panic levels will be setting in.
I don’t know all these kids and their families but I am guessing they all have at least one or two (or more) siblings. If the party is on a Sunday, do I invite them all?
If the sibling were a baby I would expect it just comes along anyway, but do I need to put the babies name on the invite to let them know that I don’t mind the baby coming along? Did I mention I don’t know them all – I don’t know the names of the babies. All I know is that Immy likes playing in the sandpit with the child and that makes them best friends.
If we allow Popps to have a friend at the party too, is just one ok, and what if it is a sibling of another child and we didn’t have all the other siblings?
Or do I just hit the kitchen and start making fairy bread, open the doors wide, and welcome everyone? It is a party after all.
How do you manage the sibling invite, and if you have done this a few times before, please fill me in on the politics of the preschool birthday party.
Plus, if you are capable of making the cakes above can you please upload a tutorial so I can pass it on to someone and pay them to make these for me. I found this image on Pinterest, where I am spending why too much time.