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Old 09-07-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We do our daughter's birthday party the week before Christmas. Her birthday is 12/22 and we just have my parents over for dinner on her real birthday. We have done this 2 times now and will be doing it a 3rd time this year for her 3rd birthday.
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Oldest was born 11/24 2nd child was born 1/15 so right before AND right after....fortunately seems far enough between the bdays and christmas they don't mind...I do because that time of the year is hectic and always low on money LOL
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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My son was born on Christmas eve. I loved bringing him home on Christmas Day, and I would not have had it any other way. Nor would he. He loves it. Since everyone takes such pains to not forget his Christmas Eve birthday, and his cousins celebrate Hanukkah, to him it has always been like a 2 week celebration.

As far as parties, I never worried much about them. I think I had maybe 5 birthday parties - those that included children other than family - for him, ever, and they were always a week or two before, and we never had an issue. He never cared if there was no big party - I always made a cake, he always had birthday presents, and our family always had a Christmas Eve celebration for him. That was always enough.

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It's been difficult to schedule bday parties and sort gifts for bday and xmas. Usually all the bday gifts get shoved aside in favor of the xmas gifts.
I don't even understand why you would have those problems. We never did.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:35 PM
 
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We celebrated the 1/2 Birthdays instead....."Half-Birthday" parties by the pool in June!
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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some good ideas. i LOVE the half birthday idea!

my 3rd is due on christmass eve so i may be using it, though my wife was a month early with each of my other 2 so i pushed it up to thanksgiving. docs still say xmass eve though..
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:43 PM
 
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Neighbor kid had half birthday parties every June. He did it every year and it became a thing.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Boerne area
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I was born on New Years Day, and as others have said separating the 2 is important. My parents attempted a slumber party on my actual birthday and one person came; never did that again.

Mostly kids/adults with birthdays close to the holiday don't like having a birthday like that if their family did not make an effort to recognize both days and it just got lumped in with the holiday.

As an adult we usually celebrate my bday on NY eve.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:54 AM
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My DD was born on 24 Dec 2003. It's been difficult to schedule bday parties and sort gifts for bday and xmas. Usually all the bday gifts get shoved aside in favor of the xmas gifts. Any ideas from parents similarly birthed DCs would be helpful!

Change religions.
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Well, the gift issues was sorted this year. So that DD's bday gifts do not get short shrift and tossed to the side in favor of her next-day xmas haul, this year we gave DD a single "big ticket" item for bday (laptop) on the 24th and the next day many smallish gifts for xmas (deco tape, Japanese erasers, sketch book, nail varnish pens, stuffed animal, coin purse, etc). DD had loads of fun unwrapping the xmas gifts - but now will also look forward to opening a "big gift" on her bday. Sorted!

Still haven't sorted the party issue ... DD had one bday party (when she made 4). She's a tween now, so overdue for another party, I suppose. I'm leaning towards an end of January party date ... Hoping for a good turnout.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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I have 2 kids with bad times for bdays (one being close to xmas). I offer a weekend trip or a party. I schedule the party for when it will actually work out for friends to come. Then have a family party on the day
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