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To celebrate absolutely everything!

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fairyfuckwings Sun 30-Mar-14 22:03:33

Yes I know by mumsnet standards I'm a total diva! I admit it- I know I am! I've just had an entire "mother's day weekend" and loved every minute of it.

When it's my birthday, I love it best if it falls midweek as then I can have 2 "birthday weekends" as well as a "birthday week". Last year I managed 7 seperate birthday celebrations. And I was 41 so not even a milestone birthday.

In my defense though I also allow/encourage the same amount of ott ness when it comes to the kids birthdays. We also (despite being agnostic) celebrate the following:
Bonfire night
Shrove Tuesday
New Years Eve
Valentines day

And we've recently decided to "hijack" other people's religious festivals.

For Eid we have henna parties (but with alcohol) and we also go to Chinatown for Chinese new year.

I'm gonna also look into Hannuka, Thanksgiving and 5TH July. Just in case we're missing out on a celebration there.

Seriously though - why wouldn't you?

I hate all the threads I've seen recently on here where people have been berated for wanting to celebrate their own birthday/mother's day whatever.

Well I'm out and proud!

I want/demand multiple celebrations in our house. It's fun!

Wolfiefan Sun 30-Mar-14 22:04:40

The Queen has two birthdays!
Just an idea. grin

You might want to do your 5th July celebrations on the 4th, but apart from that, why the hell not!

HairyGrotter Sun 30-Mar-14 22:05:42

Erm it's the fourth of July btw

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 30-Mar-14 22:08:38

Happy Sunday! What a lovely attitude thanks

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Sun 30-Mar-14 22:11:13

Sounds great. At work we used to find world events to justify trips to the pub. Waitangi Day, Anzac Day, Idaho Human Rights Day, Groundhog Day,
Mardi Gras, Kwanzaa...

IamaBreastfeedingTramp Sun 30-Mar-14 22:28:23

Lovely idea, I'm with you.

Much nicer than all the moaning on here about people enjoying themselves too much without justification.

Famzilla Sun 30-Mar-14 22:35:56

Well if you enjoy it and can afford it then why the hell not?

I hate hosting parties as I'm too shy/introverted so I love people like you grin

thebody Sun 30-Mar-14 22:37:35

good for you op. you sound a right laugh. grin

MammaTJ Sun 30-Mar-14 22:38:55

My birthday is Sept 3rd! Just saying! grin

TheJumped Sun 30-Mar-14 22:41:39

grin Fab OP - I'm right with you. The wedding competitive miseries on here too - the I only spent 20p on my wedding dress and didn't invite hardly anyone lot - we got in loads of debt and had an amazing long weekend abroad with all our friends and family! Wouldn't change a thing.

chickydoo Sun 30-Mar-14 22:46:17

You go girl!!!winewine
Celebrate, enjoy, have fun. You sound a lovely person, wish you lived near me & we could celebrate everything!!!thanks

SpoonfulOfJam Sun 30-Mar-14 22:47:01

YANBU. You always have something to look forward to. Nice to celebrate bank hols too. I love a week without a Monday.

WooWooOwl Sun 30-Mar-14 22:50:05


I've always fancied celebrating some Hindu festivals, Diwali and Holi sound like a lot of fun. So if you fancy doing those too, can I come?

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 30-Mar-14 22:52:02

YANBU. We celebrate everything we can in this house.grin

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 30-Mar-14 22:54:31

We even have an Everyone's Birthday party in August with cake, candles and balloons.grin

ArtFine Sun 30-Mar-14 23:05:07

YANBU, sounds perfect! Can I come too? grin

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 30-Mar-14 23:10:35

Can we celebrate MammaTJ's birthday with pre-birthday cake ?

MagzFarqharson Sun 30-Mar-14 23:14:16

Yaay, .... we always do 'Birthday Eve', 'Birthday' (Day, obvs) and 'Birthday Boxing Day'. Why not??

MsAspreyDiamonds Sun 30-Mar-14 23:30:00

I celebrate my ds's birthday twice, the day he was born & the date he was actually due. There is a 3 month difference as he is a premmie.

Go ahead & celebrate!

MomOfTwoGirls2 Mon 31-Mar-14 00:02:09

Life is here and now, there is no rehearsal.
Sounds like you have the right idea to me!!

HanSolo Mon 31-Mar-14 00:07:49

You missed off Midsummer!

Brilliant grin

I havr a shocking xmas obsession so have decided I want a xmas day for my birthday in june grin doubt anyone will follow through but the idea is there grin

I'm actually quite glad two of my friends dont get in because I get to spread my birthday out grin

CorusKate Mon 31-Mar-14 00:14:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fairyfuckwings Mon 31-Mar-14 00:19:18

Shit it is 4th of July not 5th isn't it? Oh well - maybe we'lljust do both!

And yes to everyone who wants to come!

I forgot about summer solstice - we celebrate that too!

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