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Old 02-25-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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Default 1st birthday - need some opinions

My baby's first birthday is coming up and I decided to have a mini-party for just the moms and babies that I met through play-dates. We will have a separate celebration with family and friends.

Here is where I need some opinions. I have very limited parking at my residence. Basically, all of my neighbors should be somewhere else during the event if I want to have the party at my home.

So a nice lady offered to do the mini-party at her home. I met her through a mommy& me class, we went to her baby's first birthday, and I have gone to her place to hang out a couple of times so she is not exactly a stranger. However, I have only known her for about 5 months.

I know I shouldn't care what people think but...

Would it be lame of me to do it at her house?
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:27 AM
 
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It's not lame. People often hold parties elsewhere. She offered. Do it where there is room.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Space Coast
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I agree that it's not lame at all. I also live in a small place with little parking and would do the same thing if someone offered.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Grove City/Columbus
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agreed, not lame. maybe just on the invites say 'hosted by'. by that you're giving her the props and even though she may not by paying for anything, she is offering her house.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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I think it's fine to take her up on her offer.

With that said, when I lived in Florida, everyone held their kids' parties at the park, year round. I guess if it's a one-year-old, though, that would be more hassle than it's worth, but something to keep in mind as the kids grow. I lived in a small house, and would simply invite everyone to the park on a Wednesday morning (or whatever un-busy time we chose), brought a deli tray, rolls, chips, and cupcakes, and the kids were happy to play on the equipment, and the moms were happy to sit on the park benches and chat.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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Thank you. I feel better about taking her offer. As far as the parks, I did think of that. The weather has been changing so much here and it has been windy. I overheard a couple of moms talking about how much of a hassle it was to be at a park for a party with everything flying everywhere and babies to hold. So I thought an indoor party would be more convenient.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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do it! don't do it at your house ...babies only last a few hours anyways so it will be a short party.
we had our daughters at our house and have wonderful family and friends. The gifts were amazing, the family was, the kids were and my one year old was a crying cranky mess. lol so once I got her set afterwards I had a HUGE mess to clean up!
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: California
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The party is for you and your friends so go where you will be comfortable. Your kids won't care or remember and may not even be awake...
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