So, the peanut’s 4th birthday is rapidly approaching and for the first time I am a little befuddled in planning her party. In the past, it was a very simple process of inviting family (which really only consists of sis-in-law & kids and both sets of grandparents) and a few friends for a small gathering at our house. Some food, a cake, decorations, and cute favors…..bam, done! However, now we’re in pre-school and all of a sudden 2 girls & 8 boys have been added to my daughter’s ever expanding social circle. And so the question arises – do I plan a birthday extravaganza that includes ALL her new little friends, or is it ok to invite just the two girls that she’s close with in her class (in addition to a couple of new friends outside of school)?? Either way, anything more than our small affair of years past will definitely require planning something at an indoor party place, since we live in a town-house and space is limited. And that’s totally fine, it’s just a matter of who to invite…..figuring out the right (and expected) course of action to take while ensuring no one is left disgruntled. I will say that she’s only been in school for 4 months, and I know there have been a few kids with birthdays already & no invitations that I’m aware of. Also, Ella knew the 2 little girls prior to them all being in pre-school together. Maybe I’m over-thinking this whole thing – they’re 3 years old for Christ’s sake!……then again, maybe not. It’s a conundrum.
Hmph…..to offend or not to offend, that is the question!
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