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#1 of 8 Old 10-15-2010, 06:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After dd2 was born I had a playdate type gathering, and a cake picked out by dd1. It said Congratulations you are a big sister. No gifts or anything, some refreshments and finger foods. dd1 got a few stickers etc...but no really big gifts.

Now I am having baby number 3. Can I have a party for both the big sisters and let them pick a cake? No gifts....just an opportunity to see new baby and the big sisters.

What do you all think?
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That sounds like so much fun, what a great idea!

I usually get a present for the older kids "from the baby" - something small like a book, puzzle, or inexpensive toy - but I have never thought to through a Big Sibs party. I bet they really appreciate that.

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i think that would be great. actually i think i might do something like that with the my boy as this is number 3 for me too!.

I think it would be great for them to celebrate them getting their roles in the family and to celebrate them too! just so everything isn't about the baby

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I think its a great idea

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that sounds like a good idea... I am so not creative! Thanks for the idea!!!!
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Very cute idea; I may borrow it too. How long after the birth did you hold this party? I wonder just when I'd feel up to it...
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What a neat mama you are! I may steal the idea

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I like this idea, but wonder how you do it so it doesn't just become a gathering where everyone ooohs and aaaahs over the baby the whole time? I mean, that seems to defeat the purpose of having something special for the big sib, no? I suppose since my ds is 6 I can see a lot of his friends being quite excited to meet the baby but then the focus is on the baby? Def intrigued by the idea though!!
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