Kids Wedding Shower for newly blended family? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 05-16-2010, 11:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
Maluhia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: in Paradise with my Papaya!
Posts: 4,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A dear friend of mine is getting married and she's got two children from a previous relationship. I'm throwing her bridal shower and had the thought that it would be nice to have a shower-type party for her daughters celebrating their roles in the expanding family (they are very social, very excited)...but now I'm stumped.

Any ideas on what two new step-daughters could have a party for?

They already live together, the new father is military, they are involved with their biological father but are really excited about getting a "Step-Dad" (their words). The girls are almost 8 and almost 4 right around the time of the wedding...

Your User Agreement here at MDC, read it and make it your friend and read the FAQ to answer all the questions of the (MDC) world.
Maluhia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 2 Old 05-17-2010, 02:30 PM
 
VocalMinority's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: surrounded by testosterone
Posts: 1,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
If they were acquiring step-siblings, I think it would be clearer how to celebrate.

If you focus too much on celebrating this new sort-of-father-figure in their lives, you run the risk of offending the actual father, who might feel that the celebration is about replacing him, or having a new family that doesn't include him.

Since they're both girls, why don't you focus on the girly aspects of wedding preparations? You and other key women involved in the wedding could take them to get their hair and nails done, or let their girlfriends come over for a slumber party and play dress-up, give manicures, braid hair and play wedding. With either approach, you could include a special dinner with their Mom and soon-to-be step-dad and say a prayer or give a toast focused on how they're all family now and there will be a lifetime of dinners together around this table... that sort of thing.

How nice of you, to think of this.

One woman in a house full of men:  my soul mate:    or... twin sons:(HS seniors) ... step-son:  (a sophomore) ... our little man:   (a first grader) ... and there is another female in the house, after all:  our
VocalMinority is online now  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off