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to think it's odd to hold your ds's party at your parents

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Choufleur Wed 20-Jul-11 19:31:50

instead of your house?

Friend is having her DS's party at her mum and dad's, instead of her house. It's not a family party - friends of the DS have been invited.

MissPenteuth Wed 20-Jul-11 19:33:27

Maybe there's more space there? Bigger garden?

whackamole Wed 20-Jul-11 19:33:29


Maybe they have a garden? Better BBQ? Or - for one memorable occasion in my past - maybe there has been a gas explosion down your road and all the windows have been blown out of your house necessitating a change of venue?

DuelingFanjo Wed 20-Jul-11 19:33:30

not odd. do they have more room? How old is the child. Anyway, it's less odd for family to be there lan loads of random people with their kids.

pranma Wed 20-Jul-11 19:33:55

my dgs had a party at his dgp home which is a lovely country cottage with a huge garden as opposed to a town terrace......why not?

pictish Wed 20-Jul-11 19:34:17

Not odd at all. What's it to you anyway?

Indith Wed 20-Jul-11 19:34:20

<shrugs> a friend of mine does this for her dcs parties, parents have a nice pace with lots of outside space that she doesn't have, I don't think it odd at all.

fluffles Wed 20-Jul-11 19:34:38

not weird at all.. guessing it's either nicer or bigger or in some way more suitable.

MamaLazarou Wed 20-Jul-11 19:34:39

Not odd at all, especially if the grandparents have more room.

MrsKravitz Wed 20-Jul-11 19:34:46

One of my friends used to have her dd's at her parents as they helped and also had a lovely big garden (July party).

GreenEyesandHam Wed 20-Jul-11 19:35:22

Why the chuff would you see that as odd?

lubberlich Wed 20-Jul-11 19:35:42

Not odd.

Choufleur Wed 20-Jul-11 19:35:55

friends have beautiful/large home with garden. Her parents have 3 bed-modest semi with smaller garden.

Giggle78 Wed 20-Jul-11 19:36:08

What a strange question.

I am doing this on Friday. They have a much bigger garden and decking which is much better for a party. Plus they can help me.

It never once crossed my mind that anyone would think it was odd. Or even care about the venue. Hmmm.

FizzyMakeFeelNice Wed 20-Jul-11 19:36:29

I held my DD'd party at my parents' as they have a large house with a lovely huge garden, whereas I live in a flat with no garden. Makes sense to me.

TartyMcFarty Wed 20-Jul-11 19:36:39

Not remotely. There could be any number of reasons why it would be inconvenient to have the party at home.

Choufleur Wed 20-Jul-11 19:36:58

Think it's odd as I wouldn't inflict a noisy and messy children's party on my parents, when you have a perfectly good space to have it in your own home.

LemonDifficult Wed 20-Jul-11 19:37:08

YANBU - there's a million reasons for this. Why do you care?

FizzyMakeFeelNice Wed 20-Jul-11 19:37:20


LemonDifficult Wed 20-Jul-11 19:37:46

Sorry that should have been You Are Being Unreasonable

(too much agreeing with people today)

pictish Wed 20-Jul-11 19:38:04

Well, they obviously have their own reasons don't they? Should they have run it by you first?

superjobee Wed 20-Jul-11 19:41:17

we had DDs 1st at home, 2nd at my sisters, 3rd at my best mates, 4th at my sisters, 5th .. um..hmm.. at home blush and 6th <this yrs> at soft play then home.

we 're birthday gypsies grin never had any real reason for doing it just like a bit of a change really!

ragged Wed 20-Jul-11 19:41:26

Grandparents are willing to host the mess & stress? What's not to like!?

Melly20MummyToPoppy Wed 20-Jul-11 19:43:44

My MIL plans on having all my DD's birthday parties at her house as she has a huge garden, plenty of room for a bouncy castle grin I don't mind, stops my house getting messy grin

AnonymousBird Wed 20-Jul-11 19:44:08

?!?!?!?!!? for real?

GP's probably decided (very kindly) to host it for their DGC!!!! I'd bite PILs hand off if they made such an offer - no DC party going to ever happen INSIDE my house for sure!

Get a grip and oh, yes, YABU.

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