Is this is an unreasonable time for a party?

(41 Posts)
Cuppacoffeeinthebigtime Tue 16-Jun-15 22:32:40

Trying to book class party for my 5 year old. The only slot left on the day I want (Sunday) is 4pm -6pm. I declined at the time because I thought it was a bit late but then my mum said it might not be a bad time. She said it's not bad because parents still have the chance to go out for the day and then drop them off while they get the uniforms ready. What do you think? My only other option is just after they break up for school holidays. It's my child's first proper party and I'm terrified that nobody will turn up.

RunsWithScissors Tue 16-Jun-15 22:34:54

I took my DD to a party at the same time on a Sunday. Think most of those invited showed up as well.

Good luck!

RunsWithScissors Tue 16-Jun-15 22:35:20

Forgot to say, it was a 6th birthday party.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Tue 16-Jun-15 22:35:21

I think it's fine so long as you do a party tea. (With it being around dinner time.)

Leaves enough time for home, a wash and bed for school in the morning at a reasonable hour

ecuse Tue 16-Jun-15 22:35:51

Perhaps not ideal but not so-bad-I-wouldn't-take-my-kid

I have a 5 year old and that seems perfectly fine to me smile

Minikievs Tue 16-Jun-15 22:38:51

I have a just turned 5 yo. If would be fine by me too.

Ineedtimeoff Tue 16-Jun-15 22:39:32

I think it's a brilliant time. Like your mum said, families can still have the day together then party and home in time to wind down and bed.
Go for it!

Pedestriana Tue 16-Jun-15 22:44:42

I think it's fine. Time to get home, wash/shower, lay out uniform etc. before bed.

Griphook Tue 16-Jun-15 22:47:07

It's fine, my ds had a party at a very similar time, as long as you feed then tea it will be fine, I think parties are best either first thing or late afternoon, not slap bang in the middle of the day

balletgirlmum Tue 16-Jun-15 22:52:25

4-6pm is a very common time for a party.

ashtrayheart Tue 16-Jun-15 22:54:45

It's fine as long as tea is included!

morelikeguidelines Tue 16-Jun-15 22:54:51

Seems a completely normal, common place time.

Cuppacoffeeinthebigtime Tue 16-Jun-15 22:58:31

Thanks everyone. There will be tea provided. So seems ok?

Cuppacoffeeinthebigtime Tue 16-Jun-15 23:01:25

My other option is 10am-12 literally the day after they break up for 6 week holidays. Do we agree the 4pm-6pm the week before is better?

Pomegranatemolasses Tue 16-Jun-15 23:01:57

Completely normal time.

Pomegranatemolasses Tue 16-Jun-15 23:02:56

4-6pm that is.

electionfatigue Tue 16-Jun-15 23:03:47

Have to say I'd hate that and might not come depending on how far it was from home. My 5 year old was in bed with the lights out by 7.

TaytoCrisp Tue 16-Jun-15 23:05:19

My dd turns 5 this week - I think that time is later than usual but still fine. I'd go with it.

Cuppacoffeeinthebigtime Tue 16-Jun-15 23:08:08

This is my fear electionfatigue. Mine go about 8-8:30 so I would personally be fine with it but worry others would not be. It will be about 15 mins home for most parents.

maddening Tue 16-Jun-15 23:08:48

in term time I think it's the best time -weekend mornings are more likely to interupt weekend actIvities saturday people may be away for the weekend but are back sunday afternoon and what better than a play and dinner sorted rather than having to cook tea before bath and easy bedtine with a shattered child smile

Iloveonionchutney Tue 16-Jun-15 23:08:56

My 4 yr old has been to parties that time and it's been great, just home quick wash and in bed at 7. And as pp have said they still have the day to themselves.

maddening Tue 16-Jun-15 23:10:23

in term time I think it's the best time -weekend mornings are more likely to interupt weekend actIvities saturday people may be away for the weekend but are back sunday afternoon and what better than a play and dinner sorted rather than having to cook tea before bath and easy bedtine with a shattered child smile

DopeyDawg Tue 16-Jun-15 23:10:25

It's a better time than 10am on first day of hols when everyone will either be away or be chilling out at home.

balletgirlmum Tue 16-Jun-15 23:12:06

At that age mine were in bed by 7pm too but a 6pm end means home by 6.30pm latest. Quick wash pyjamas & bedtime story. Lights off at 7pm b

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