Originally Posted by wookie
I wouldn't do it either if I were living in my old city or if we had family/friends here. Since we don't, and we wanted to have some kind of celebration for the baby's 1st, I decided to invite ds1's couple friends from preschool whose moms I kind of know (as in we talk more than I talk to the others, one's house we've been to on a playdate).
Just curious: why would that be off-putting? People are just obligated to come eat some cake
Or they could decline...?
Your reasoning sounds very reasonable. If that even makes sense.
In your original post you stated that this would be your first "personal" interaction with some of the moms. In my opinion, a first birthday party for a younger sibbling is an odd time to have a "get to know you" with your older child's friend's parents. Again, this is just my opinion, I would most likely just decline the invitation. Now, if you left the first birthday party out of it and invited the children and parents to a spring type party or end of the school year party, I would totally do that.
I can't really put my finger on why it would bother me so I may just not see things the way other moms would.
Anyway, I hope this didn't come across as rude because it was not my intention.
I hope you have a wonderful party. Enjoy celebrating 1 year of life with your little one.