Birthday parties for three year olds
V is turning 3 the start of December. She’s one of those 3 year old’s I mentioned in a previous post. The other 2 are her BFFs who just happen to have their birthdays 6 days before and 2 weeks after hers. Both moms have thrown a wrench in my birthday party planning (and let’s face it, they are clearly better organized than I (me? I? whatever)). While I’ve been figuring out how I can tuck all the excess crap away and make the floors look like they haven’t been trampled by a herd of elephants disguised as Huskies, they were out booking party locations like Starr Gymnastics and A Gym Tale…and now I’m conflicted.
I mean, what the hell? I was hoping to go low key until she was at least 6. I didn’t think I’d have to hire clowns and circus animals for another couple of years after that. So am I misreading this? Is it possible that they both are in a similar situation and don’t want basic strangers to see their disaster zones? Or maybe they feel their homes are too small for 10 children hyped up on sugar? Or I am I late for hopping on the birthday party extravaganza bandwagon already? Is having some playtime and crafts with cupcakes thrown in too low rent for the under 4 set? Because if it is, I’m fairly sure I’m screwed for finding a location for the beginning of December.
What did you do for your pre-schooler’s birthday? Or what are you planning?