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.

drmummmsy Fri 22-Feb-13 18:59:31

i'd be saying thank you for 2 hours peace, and happy mother's day! wink

but that's just me - some might be traveling to see grandparents etc

AdriftAndOutOfStardust Fri 22-Feb-13 19:05:36

I went to a party on mothers day last year. It was fine. There were a disproportionate number of kids there who had been brought by their dads, presumably giving the mums a mothers' day present of some free time!

My kids would go too! (and DH would take them grin)

BackforGood Fri 22-Feb-13 19:18:39

I would (well, would have - mine are all oder now grin), but a lot of people do make a big thing of Mothering Sunday, and, because of that, I wouldn't have had the party on that day. However, it sounds like a really good result to me, having around 20 - 30 dcs there, rather than 60+ shock

I would, we don't celebrate Mother's Day other than by sending cards to DM and DMIL.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 22-Feb-13 19:24:48

It would depend on what we had planned.

Some years we would come, others we wouldn't if we were seeing family.

Rowgtfc72 Fri 22-Feb-13 19:26:06

I realised last week that Id booked DDs 6th birthday for Mothers Day. Weve only had a few invites back but we did give them out last day of term so am thinking they are still in the kids trays. I like the idea of having a day in lieu though! grin

Bowlersarm Fri 22-Feb-13 19:26:15

I've just booked DS (he'll be 13 so not sure if age/stage of child comes into this if different) party on Mother's Day. All bar one child we have invited are coming and I did canvas the views of my mum friends before booking it whether it might be a problem or not and everybody said it wouldn't be a problem.

DoTheStrand Fri 22-Feb-13 19:31:39

DS1 got an invitation to a party on Mother's Day this year. The likelihood of DH remembering to (a) find out when Mothers Day is and (b) book a table for lunch was so small that I replied immediately with a yes.

In terms of attendance I think a lot would depend on whether you live in an area where people tend to stay near to where they grew up (so their own mums are near) or not (I don't really).

MusicalEndorphins Fri 22-Feb-13 20:28:39

No, I am sorry, I consider Mothers Day and Fathers Day family days.

CloudsAndTrees Fri 22-Feb-13 20:35:43

We have had mothers days that involve both DHs Mum and my Mum, and my our Nans. If we had something like that planned, obviously we wouldn't go to the party, but if it was a year where we didn't have particular plans, I'd be happy to have a party to go to.

Midgetm Fri 22-Feb-13 20:36:51

YANBU to do it but expect less people to come.

Karoleann Fri 22-Feb-13 21:08:38

We always decline mothers/fathers day invites.

LAlady Fri 22-Feb-13 21:50:24

Would decline a Mother's Day party invite (and have done so in the past). DD's birthday is around the same time and would always avoid Mother's Day for her party. We always get together with family.

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