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Please talk me through 2nd birthday party - majorly overthinking this!!!

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ArrierePensee Sun 21-Oct-12 21:22:55

Managing to get myself in a spin about this, which I know is crazy, so just need you all to help clear my head!

DD is having a 2nd birthday party, about 8 friends. Have a small room booked in local church and have her favourite music class teacher coming to do 1 hour of entertainment.

So far, so good. But what time would you have it? DD and her friends all nap after lunch so thinking 2.30 or 2.45 is a good start time? Then an hour of entertainment, followed by.....

Food? Would it be weird to serve up a light party tea at 3.45 or 4ish? Is this too early? Thinking just a few sarnies, pizza slices, veggie sticks, fruit etc followed by cake. Is it better to push it back a bit so it coincides with 'normal' tea times (not sure what these are - DD eats with us at 6pm!)

Please go easy on me, I know it's not a big deal but have overthought it so much that I can't see the wood for the trees and just need to get these timings straight so I can get on and send out invites!!!!!

stealthsquiggle Sun 21-Oct-12 21:26:39

After nap, or in the morning - either would work.

2yos will eat practically nothing at parties anyway, IME, so it doesn't make much odds whether it is a normal mealtime or not.

girlsyearapart Sun 21-Oct-12 21:28:05

Mine all eat tea at 5 as do most of their friends but party food is a whole other ball game!

If you say 3-5 and serve food at 4 ish then do pass the parcel then cake that will be fine.

People can always give their kids a snack before bed if they want can't they?

Good luck

mogandme Sun 21-Oct-12 21:45:52

Agree morning 9-11 or 3-5 is prob best; But I would chose 2.45 rather than 2.30 allows grumpy wakers to at least cheer up slightly before the party.

Most littlies have tea between 5-6 so a party snack about 3.30 could work - hungry children could have more later on.

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