I’m not a very social person. This isn’t something I want to pass onto my daughter who is 2 and a half. I have been thinking about starting a tradition of her having a small party in the middle of the summer.
There are a couple of reasons for this
Her birthday is just after Christmas and while everyone is good about making it a separate occasion it isn’t fun to have all your special time all at once. My birthday is also around a holiday and I still remember how stressed my mom always was.
DD is adopted and her adoption day is in August. I wouldn’t call it a Gotcha Day party. That’s something for my DH and I to celebrate with her but friends and relatives we might invite would probably see the connection.
Other Ideas on this party –
We’re not trying to scam extra presents out of anyone so I need to figure out how to phrase this.
DD would get to choose the food served (within reason).
I think the theme might be a “Summer Silly Hat Tea Party”
My anxiety over party planning is clouding my judgment. Is 2 1/2 too young for this? Should I wait until next year? If your young daughter received an invitation to a “Summer Silly Hat Tea Party” would assume presents were expected. Would you think it was weird? The idea of “just having people over” is too much for me. A theme, “formal” invitations, and a specific guest list make much more manageable even it is more work.
If this isn’t two weird then how to I occupy 4 or 5 toddlers for two hours?!