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Christmas birthday - summer party etiquette?

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Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:29:30

dd1's birthday is on 20 Dec - last year we were going to have a party but only 2 people in her class could come (it was the first Sat of the holidays). Anyway I promised her rashly she could have a party in the summer like the Queen (!) and she has remembered!

if we have a party do we make it her 'birthday party'?
If so which one - she'll officially be 5.5
do people bring presents (bearing in mind she'll probably have a trip to the panto with a few friends near her birthday too)

or do I try and fob her off and have a big party at the beginning of December instead?

roisin Sun 15-May-05 19:49:15

If you've the energy to do a party, I'd go for it - sounds like a great idea. If you design some invites on the computer you could call it an 'UNbirthday party' and include a brief explanation.

I think you should welcome presents, but not expect them iyswim: just leave it up to the guests. I think most people would bring one.

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:50:08

I want to do it as I am in the mood to do a fabulous extravanganza

Hausfrau Sun 15-May-05 19:51:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hunkermunker Sun 15-May-05 19:51:32

Can you give it a wintery summer theme? God knows how - "icicles" in drinks, etc? Or is that mental?

zebraX Sun 15-May-05 19:51:39

Make it her "5.5th birthday", people will understand. Yes, definitely I'd do a summer party & do a small event for her real bday in December.

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:52:01

no not mental - a Good Idea

LGJ Sun 15-May-05 19:52:13

Don't listen to HM she has been on the Meths again

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:52:18

5.5 lol yes I like that

hunkermunker Sun 15-May-05 19:52:33

Blinking heck, LGJ - are you stalking me?

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:52:46

ooh bron yes she loves that bit

hunkermunker Sun 15-May-05 19:52:47

Enid, you do know she'll expect it every year

LGJ Sun 15-May-05 19:53:06

Oh too late

Well don't say I didn't warn you [wagging finger emotion]

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:53:10

sorry hausfrau

Dior Sun 15-May-05 19:53:22

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Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:53:41

well I know there is that (the expecting it every year thing).

hunkermunker Sun 15-May-05 19:54:07

Trying to think of other wintery summery ideas now - failing miserably...

LGJ Sun 15-May-05 19:54:47

Stalking you .....................??????????

You flatter yourself

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:55:15

well it will be in the village hall with play area outside

dh dismissive and adds "Christ, if you want to go to town why not hire a bloody snow machine"

hunkermunker Sun 15-May-05 19:55:27

I'll tell Snafu...

hunkermunker Sun 15-May-05 19:55:43

Enid, are you married to my DH? Hmm?

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:55:56

lol it was him not me, merely reporting m'lud

swiperfox Sun 15-May-05 19:55:58

Will be watching this with interest - dd's birthday is Xmas Day

Munchkinola Sun 15-May-05 19:56:13

I was just about to post that

You could have a winter themed buffet though

Enid Sun 15-May-05 19:56:43

said as he stalked past with the paper, only stopping to throw a sneering look at me crouched over the pc

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