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Birthday one week into reception - wwyd?

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Misty9 Sun 07-Aug-16 22:21:36

Ds turns 5 the first weekend after starting school and we're trying to decide what to do. Last couple of years it's been parties at home with mostly friends and their similar aged dc. But siblings are all.older now and not sure we our house could take it.

Then there's the issue of having just started school. Big party in hall and invite class on first day?! Soft play party just for friends? Ds himself will say he wants a party but he gets easily overwhelmed by things like this, so another variable to throw in!

megletthesecond Sun 07-Aug-16 22:28:13

I booked a hall and entertainer. Got first name class list from school admin on first day of term. Whole class invites handed out on day two (weds or Thurs iirc). I added a note to the invites apologising for short notice and presents were not necessary and if anyone had to arrive / leave early due to prior commitments that was fine.

In the end almost the whole class turned up smile. Lots with presents. The other parents also said it was nice having a chance to get to know everyone, I laid out nibbles and tables for parents around the edge of the hall.

Misty9 Sun 07-Aug-16 22:45:49

That's our slight worry - that everyone would see it as a chance to get to know each other and all descend! Very impressively organised of you though grin
I have to ask - what did you do with that many presents..?!

Misty9 Sun 07-Aug-16 22:46:52

And how did you organise catering given you were.uncertain of numbers...? Sorry for all the questions!

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