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to serve Christmas dinner in DS's bedroom?

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HedgehogsDontBite Sun 30-Nov-14 12:51:40

It's not quite as weird as it sounds. I can't manage stairs so the dinning room has been converted into his room until he's old enough to be upstairs alone. Last year we used a fold up table in the middle of the living room which was a bit tight. This year we have guests so I'm wondering if I should put the dinning table back up in the dinning room for one day. Is it too weird? It looks very much like a little boy's room.

EatShitDezza Sun 30-Nov-14 12:53:49

Stick the xmas tree in and do it

Gillian1980 Sun 30-Nov-14 12:54:47

It'll be fine smile

We had Xmas dinner in my bedroom one year in my teens as it was the biggest downstairs room.

WeirdCatLady Sun 30-Nov-14 14:37:59

Yup, do it. It'll be fine. He can be the host smile

KnackeredMuchly Sun 30-Nov-14 14:43:34

Do it!

blanklook Sun 30-Nov-14 15:17:01

Do whatever is easiest for you.
You are the host, arrange everything to work around you and your preferences.

PandasRock Sun 30-Nov-14 15:20:38

I recently had a dinner party in the playroom, rather than the dining room, for space reasons. Children's 'art' al over the walls, shelves full of toys and books etc. very clearly a (pre-school aged) children's room, but hey, it meant we could all sit down and crucially get out o the loo if needed without tripping over chairs/edging around.

Do it if you need to. Who is going to care?

stinkingbishop Sun 30-Nov-14 15:29:13

I think it's cute smile.

Trills Sun 30-Nov-14 15:31:28

Christmas dinner should be held in whichever room can accommodate sufficient chairs and table for the (generally unusually-large) number of guests.

Decor is only taken into account if you have a selection of rooms that fit the "can everybody sit down?" criteria.

TheWhispersOfTheGods Sun 30-Nov-14 15:33:00

We have xmas dinner in the playroom at home, as we use the breakfast room day to day, but have usually about 20-25 people on the day, it works fine.

can you get his bed etc out? ours is big enough that the sofas and chairs can be pushed back but even then there is a fair bit of squeezing involved! If it's just 'and it has teddy bear wallpaper' then totally fine!'

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 30-Nov-14 15:38:42

Do it. they are there to see you not judge eating and sleeping arrangements.

Buttercupsanddaisys Sun 30-Nov-14 15:43:34

Clutter put tidily away, even if on display,Christmas candles/lights, booze uncorked, sparkling glasses(in aforementioned candles/lights), warm ambience, warm welcome - PERFICK!

HedgehogsDontBite Sun 30-Nov-14 15:52:48

Bedroom it is then. It's a big room with loads of space as he's still in a cot and it isn't completely over run with toys yet.

Buttercupsanddaisys Sun 30-Nov-14 18:04:31

Brilliant! Sorted!

Enjoy[smile_

GokTwo Sun 30-Nov-14 18:17:46

I love things like this! One of my most exciting days as a teacher was when my classroom was unavailable due to building work overunning and I had to have a temporary classroom in different parts of the school. Myself and the kids loved it! Go for it. It will be great!

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