Do you give your children kid birthday parties? My dds are 3 and 6 years old and they haven't had a kid party yet. Every year I host their birthday parties with just family members invited. Well a few times we invited the neighbors and their two kids but we didn't do any kid games or anything and it was kind of awkward. Anyway, we have several relatives from both sides of the family that always come so the house gets full, loud and very hectic. I can't imagine planning another party with just kids, the one is overwhelming enough! My dds love their parties and haven't asked for anything else..yet.
The thought just stresses me out. I always hear about how no one ever rsvps these days so you don't know who is coming (or if anyone will!) You have no control over what kind of crap your kids will be getting (no one I know agrees with my philosophy on toys). Then you have to entertain them for hours which isn't my cup of tea. I feel bad that the main reason I don't want to do it is for selfish reasons. But if my kids are having the time of their lives with what I give them isn't that enough? Growing up I always had little kid parties but we never had any relatives that lived near by or were able to come so I can't say which I would have preferred. My girls have been to many other kid parties and have a blast so I know they would enjoy having their own. I just don't want to do it. Thoughts?