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to think that parties shouldn't be on school nights?

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Sops Wed 17-Nov-10 21:11:36

Just about got dd settled into bed. She's totally hyped up, over-heated and over-tired after coming out of one of those 'wacky warehouse'type parties which finished at half seven on a school night.
About half her class were there and I really pity the poor teacher tomorrow if they're all like my dd!
Can anybody tell me what is wrong with a saturday/sunday afternoon for a party?
I knew it would be too late for my dd (normally in bed by 7.15) but would have felt like a real spoilsport if i'd not let her go.
Now I know she will be a nightmare tomorrow and I wonder if it's just me to think this is too late on a week night for such excitement.

celticlassie Wed 17-Nov-10 21:13:01

I wouldn't be going to a party on a weeknight never mind kids...

elphabadefiesgravity Wed 17-Nov-10 21:13:22

Depends on her age. Some parents work/are not available on weekends and sometimes the places are not available.

I wouldn;t take my 4/5 year old to a prty that late but would my 7/8 year old.

DanceInTheDark Wed 17-Nov-10 21:14:16

Well it was you who said she go.........

Frazzledmumwithsmudgedmascara Wed 17-Nov-10 21:17:47

Parties on weeknights are okay with me, as long as they aren't too late finishing. I'm not that strict about bedtimes so the odd later night really doesn't matter. Most do tend to be at weekends or on a Friday evening though.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 17-Nov-10 21:18:00

Some people like to keep the weekend just for family, or are doing activities like swimming lessons or sunday school. I have one friend who never lets her kids go to parties on a Sunday because its 'special'.

But 7:30 finish is too late on a weekday for little ones. When DD was young the parties were always timed so that we took them straight from school.

It might be ok on a friday.

MumNWLondon Wed 17-Nov-10 21:18:48

This it depends on age.

DD (7) goes to brownies on school night, it finishes at 7.45pm and its fine she's never asleep before 8.30pm.

However for reception or year 1 maybe not so good.

2shoes Wed 17-Nov-10 21:19:41

don't weekends cost more

blackcurrentstain Wed 17-Nov-10 21:23:45

It wouldn't be a problem for my DD, but I've never put her in bed as early as 7.15. She'd be lying awake staring at the ceiling for hours! A lot of activities finish as late as 8.30 around here so if a party finished at 7.30 it wouldn't have been too late for the local kids.

If you know your child needs that much sleep, you didn't have to let her go.

wodalingpengwin Wed 17-Nov-10 21:26:25

Nothing wrong with a Sat/Sun but they might not have had slots available. Plus the advantage of weekday is that if it's the kid's actual birthday then they have the party treat on their actual big day and the parents get to have all the birthday stress over with in one fell swoop wink.

I agree, 7.30 finish is way too late, if it's infant age children, the latest my children have been to is 6.00pm.

MumNWLondon Wed 17-Nov-10 21:27:54

It will def have been because of cost, school nights will be fraction of price of weekends.

mumeeee Wed 17-Nov-10 23:21:42

YABU. A party on a school night was probably cheaper than a weekend one. It also won't hurt for a little one to stay up late ocansionly.

Sops Wed 17-Nov-10 23:36:28

Never thought about it being cheaper in the week- all our parties have been 'home made' so far. tbh its the first week night one we have been invited to so far.
Also, think maybe why I was bothered was that it was five miles away and she had to be there at 5.15 so I had to sit in traffic for 20 mins there and 20 mins back!
And then go back and collect her with ds already in his pj's!

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