To celebrate 4 yo daughters birthday a day early?

(11 Posts)
CashelGirl Sat 10-Sep-16 17:33:07

Righteo - dd2 will be 4 on Monday. Me, my husband and dd1 have all had our birthdays in August, so it has been a long wait for an inpatient little girl. She starts back to nursery on Monday, and dd1 will be at school and I am at work (I can probably get away early to meet up with them at 3.30 (husband is a SAHD). We are having a very small tea party tomorrow at her Nans from 2 - 4 (which she doesn't know about). So, do we (a) treat tomorrow as if it is her birthday, give her pressies in the morning and then keep Monday pretty low key, (b) have her little party tomorrow and she can open her presents from her Nan and any party gifts then and then open her cards and pressies from us Monday morning before nursery and school or (c) party Sunday and open her pressies from us Monday after school when we are all home together. Any better ideas?

dementedpixie Sat 10-Sep-16 17:38:49

We normally do (b) party presents opened on that day and presents from us on the actual birthday morning

meridithssister Sat 10-Sep-16 17:41:25

Yes we have done this before until they were at school and understood the date grin

ScarletOverkill Sat 10-Sep-16 17:42:04

I would go with b too

mrsfuzzy Sat 10-Sep-16 17:44:15

b sounds a great option and extra cake for the birthday girl smile

sdaisy26 Sat 10-Sep-16 17:45:24

We always do birthdays on real birthdays here, so I think that would be b from your options. Did it in July with my 4yo. It was fine - & she loved taking a cake to nursery & them all making a fuss of her too.

Lilaclily Sat 10-Sep-16 17:48:03

B sounds lovely

We have dds birthday next week too but she's at school so it's a few presents before school, more after school and nice tea of her choice plus cake

Then next weekend is a party with her friends at soft play hell with more cake and presents from her friends

Makes it last longer when it's not all on the same day, think she'll be disappointed when it is at the weekend ! They love going in on their birthday, wearing a badge and giving out sweets , they definitely know which day it is

minatiae Sat 10-Sep-16 17:54:01

Not sure, can you ask her what she would prefer?

Hated having my birthday on a school day. I would have loved having the full birthday thing on the weekend before instead.

WineIsMyMainVice Sat 10-Sep-16 17:58:38

I recently told my DD her birthday was two days earlier than it was! This is because she turned 4 on bank holiday Monday. We were at a festival that weekend, and Monday was packing up and leaving day! So I just told her it was on Saturday! She didn't know the difference, but had a great day at the festival with loads of treats and fun things and had a lovely time. I feel no guilt.

CashelGirl Sat 10-Sep-16 18:22:09

Thanks all! This is probably the first year she is "counting down" and she definitely knows the big day is Monday not Sunday - think I was overestimating how long it will take her to rip the paper off her pressies on Monday morning.

phillipp Sat 10-Sep-16 18:24:00

We always do 'B'

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