6 weeks to party! - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-16-2002, 10:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
LdyBluNH@aol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: NH
Posts: 1,586
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my daughter's only had one party with kid friends over so i'm still new to this... tell me what you think of these ideas please?

i think my daughter is having a BYOB party (bring your own baby/bear) [she's really stuck between wanting babies and wanting the wiggles, australian band of kid songs -- she keeps asking for TWO parties!!!] she wants to play babydolls with her friends so my thoughts are:

guests will be one year to six year in age with parents here

bib shapes cut out of felt that kids can decorate for their baby/bear with glue, felt pieces, sparkles, buttons, etc.

feed the baby 'race' (not focused on winning per se) of a plastic spoon and ping pong ball that child has to run and feed to baby

a huge turtle pool filled with dd's old baby toys for the 'babies' and one yr olds to play with

she also has some outside toys - teeter gator; big slide; small slide; coupe car; small playhouse

bubble station;

party will prob. start 10 - 1030 for kids and feed lunch about noonish or so. no clue what to feed the adults. i really hate sandwich platters but cant think of much else; maybe amer. chop suey sort of thing in a steam dish to keep warm. we'll have about 14 adults with family

folks here mentioned doing the present as each guest arrives -- dont you find that you're always having to pull the birthday person away from what they're doing in order to do that???? i like the idea of something different for presents, but not certain that feels quite right. we'll have take homes for the kids, but they'll all be the same so i hesitate to hand them out/played with before leaving -- know what i mean??

again, i'd love ANY ideas/suggestions etc. about this -- and yes you can even tell me i'm daft
LdyBluNH@aol is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 08-16-2002, 11:36 PM
 
bestjob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It sounds like a lovely party. I'd be sure to have lunch on the early side, just because some kids will be hungry. Sandwiches for the adults would be fine. Most parents appreciate any food they don't have to prepare themselves.

I find that having the birthday child open presents as they and the guests arrive works very well. However, one thing that I have noticed is that in some places kids have very strong ideas about what should happen at parties and they get really disoriented if things are out of sync. What I'd suggest is finding out what is "normal" where you live and then deciding if you can live with it or not.
bestjob is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

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


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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