Booking my childrens birthday party on Mother"s Day

(39 Posts)
Awomansworth Fri 22-Feb-13 14:04:08

It is actually their birthday on this day and had booked the hall/entertainer before realising it was Mother's Day, I tried to swap but they were both booked for the Saturday anyway. It is late afternoon.

They are twins, in separate classes so have invited both sets of class mates (50 children.) Plus family and friends children.

I gave invites nearly two weeks ago (RSVP 3rd March) and have only had around 20 RSVP's.

The party will be great whether there are 25 or 55 children there, (probably less stressful too) but am now wondering wether it wa a mistake on my part booking it for this day as no doubt some of their friends won't be there due to other family commitments.

Would you go to a childrens party on Mother' Day.

WilsonFrickett Fri 22-Feb-13 14:06:32

I would, but I know a lot of my friends do things with their mothers, big family lunches and things.

Catsdontcare Fri 22-Feb-13 14:06:47

Mine would and I have held a party on Father's Day before and it wasn't an issue.

Some people are v crap at rsvping

SneezySnatcher Fri 22-Feb-13 14:09:32

DD's party is on Mothers' Day this year. Didn't even consider it a problem TBH. It's only 2 hours and it's early enough that they can do something afterwards if they like.

NewYearNewBoo Fri 22-Feb-13 14:15:20

Can I come, I need a reason not to take my full of bile and poison mil out for dinner grin I have a child I can bring so it wouldn't look weird that a random MNr just turns up on her own [begging face]

Awomansworth Fri 22-Feb-13 14:23:30

Yes of course New Always happy to help a fellow MNr in need. grin

Toocold Fri 22-Feb-13 14:25:34

I thought I had accidentally written this and then forgotten about it, I have done exactly the same!...ohhh I don't have twins though! I have stalked everyone I know to ensure there are people with kids there, I might regret it on the day though! grin..I'd go!

Toocold Fri 22-Feb-13 14:26:25

And make sure you get a mothers day in lieu!...I have put in my request (actually order!)

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 22-Feb-13 14:28:30

If my DS wanted to go then I would just arrange my plans around the party or get DP to take him so I could get some peace wink

everydayaschoolday Fri 22-Feb-13 14:29:42

I would. Only a couple of hours and plenty of time to still pop in to see my mum in the morning and have a nice lunch with the family. Round the day off by exhausting kids at a lovely party late afternoon sounds great smile

Dahlialover Fri 22-Feb-13 14:29:55

I did that when my twins were 5!

There were a few who could not possibly make it because it was mothers day. Still there were plenty others like me who did not have a mother to lay claim to the whole family for the entire day.

Their birthday is Good Friday this year.

BanjoPlayingTiger Fri 22-Feb-13 14:30:18

I would send my dh with my child to a party on Mother's Day. That way I could enjoy the peace and quiet and said child could enjoy the party. Win-win I think.

Svrider Fri 22-Feb-13 14:31:00

I'd go
For future tho put something on the invites such as "please let me know by date, to secure your place"
Total pita if you don't know how many to cater for

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 22-Feb-13 14:34:13

Its not unreasonable, some mothers would love the peace.

Sadly i just realised its my DNephews, would be 7th birthday on mothers day, so to Hijack then...

NewYearNewBoo Fri 22-Feb-13 14:34:40

<off to buy presents for twins> grin

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 22-Feb-13 14:35:35

Sorry to hijack i meant.

Catchingmockingbirds Fri 22-Feb-13 14:37:15

Yes I would, 20 children have rsvp'd and usually a lot more come but just don't RSVP so I'm sure the numbers will be fine.

Awomansworth Fri 22-Feb-13 14:40:44

Yes... Naively thought an RSVP by date would do the trick.

Should have written that no RSVP meant that if you turned up, your child might not be fed or get a party bag.

Still time I suppose.

BramblyHedge Fri 22-Feb-13 14:44:32

Oh poo. I have done this as ds birthday is 10 March. Oh well.

specialsubject Fri 22-Feb-13 14:45:49

many days have some commercial nonsense attached to them now. Why is it an issue?

jellybeans Fri 22-Feb-13 14:47:37

I wouldn't personally. I usually do saturday rather than Sunday. However if I wasn't doing anything I would happily send DC to the party. All depends what they have arranged. You always get alot of non reply-ers unfortunately.

PuffPants Fri 22-Feb-13 18:18:46

I took DS to a party on Mothers' Day last year. I vaguely noticed the date when we got the invitation but, tbh, it's just another day and I don't expect a huge all-about-me fuss.

The previous year we were invited to lunch at a friend's house for her birthday.

TidyDancer Fri 22-Feb-13 18:23:13

I would take DS. Is it a party where the parents would have to stay? That might affect hw many you get.

We tend to do a Mother's Day breakfast with DM and MIL, so our afternoon would be free but people celebrate differently I suppose.

CockyFox Fri 22-Feb-13 18:25:37

It wouldn't be an issue for me as we don't do mothers day. However some people are very precious about it ( looking at you MIL) and wouldn't like a day thats all about them to be shared by another event.

Awomansworth Fri 22-Feb-13 18:56:15

Yes... I see that it will depend on family circumstances really.

They will be 5, so parents would prabably need to stay.

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