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April 30th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Do you tend to have huge parties with coordinating decor, or just low key ones with family and a few friends?
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April 30th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Low key...just family although I suspect in the next year or two a couple of friends will be invited.
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April 30th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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We do mid size ones. Rose has her party on saturday, its hello kitty and i invited like 15 people. This year is kinda weird tho, we broke hers up into 2 parts, a friend and family one and a small family one later. Her Birthday is May 25th and the new baby is due May 27th so were trying to space it out.
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April 30th, 2013, 10:14 AM
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low key family and close friends-and def no coordinating themes....too much work lol
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April 30th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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We do low key, just family but that is about 20 people. I buy themed plates and maybe a few other things if I can find them and then the themed cake. But nothing over the top.
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April 30th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Normally low key with theme. This year we are combining birthdays, so the party will be bigger and themey.

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April 30th, 2013, 12:22 PM
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SOmewhere in the middle. We dont have the parties at home, we go to soft play areas and they do the whole lot for us. The weather isnt good enough here to be able to plan a party outside and the thought of 20 kids in my house fills me with dread. Would rather pay someone else to do it all! Was €10 per kid for 2 hours play, cake, food, drink. And we got to walk out and leave the mess and chaos!
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April 30th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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We go all out. I usually make a matching cake to the theme. The next party is oldest DD she will be six and asked for a zebra party so I am super excited about her cake.
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April 30th, 2013, 07:38 PM
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I just had DD's party last weekend. There was around 40 people and that was a fairly small party since a bunch I invited didn't attend. I did a carnival theme but not matchy matchy. I tried to DIY things to save money but still keep with a theme.
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May 1st, 2013, 04:23 AM
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We do low key. Family and friends (about 20). We always do a theme but I try not to spend too much.
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May 1st, 2013, 06:00 AM
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We don't do huge parties but I do love party themes. In the past, we've just had the grandparents but I still decorated with streamers, balloons, and a matching cake. This was the first year that Leah wanted a party with friends, so we had about 10 kids over to the house for a Mickey/Minnie theme. Fun, but exhausting!
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May 1st, 2013, 04:51 PM
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My girls are too young to have friend parties yet and I hate inviting a bunch of adults to my kids party. It's like "Hey, I know you. Buy my kid something." Since we don't have any family around here either, it's just been Dh and me and the girls.
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May 2nd, 2013, 12:16 PM
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I feel the same gen, we only started having parties for jake once he was old enough to understand. He will be 6 next birthday and this will be his second party. Before that, and with harry, my parents invite us for cake and the inlaws invite us to theirs for the same. The godparents attend the event in their side of the family, iykwim. Like harrys godmother is my sister, so she will go to my parents, his godfather is dh best friend so he will go to the inlaws!
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May 2nd, 2013, 02:07 PM
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we did a big theme party this year, the next few years will be smaller ones with family but will still have a theme, once she is in school and makes friends we'll do big parties.
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May 6th, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Def low key and low theme. I am not huge on parties. We did not even have a party after we got married. I do not like when all the attention is on me so I will not do that to Drake.
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May 6th, 2013, 04:52 PM
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Generally low key. For my DD this year, she will be 5. We are going to do it at Peter Piper Pizza and family/cousins and maybe 2 or 3 of her friends from her old school will be invited.. None from her new school because I havent clicked with any of their parents and I dont expect any of them to drive 45 mins away for a party of someones kid they dont know.. Ya, know?! lol

For my DS1 his party was in February. It was just family and like one of DH's friends & his fmaily.. but actually turned out less people because DS1 was sick..

For DS2's 1st b-day, we did a very small just us eating cake and thats all..

I do low theme also.. Like DS1's party was toy story, so I got invites for the theme and then printed color pages and colored and cut them out as decor. DD's party this year she wants a Cinderella cake, so I will order one of those, the invites will be Cinderella or princesses and I want to see if my mom will make her a Cinderella dress to wear.. Thats pretty much it..
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May 7th, 2013, 06:26 AM
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We don't have family here. The kids usually have friend parties from preschool to about 8 or 9. Max of ten kids and somewhat of a theme (I.e. my 8 year olds parent was a ball hockey party at a sports facility so I had decor (plates, balloons, table cloths, napkins) based on his favorite NHL team (penguins).
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