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ipsofacto73 Thu 13-Nov-14 11:55:31

I need advice re ds birthday would going to see Paddington the movie be regarded as uncool by that age group?? its aimed at all ages but he's just started at a new school and I don't want to do wrong thing!!!shock shock

ipsofacto73 Thu 13-Nov-14 13:48:31

bump somebody .... TIA

LastingLight Thu 13-Nov-14 17:55:42

The movie looks cute but at his age they might start to expect more action

honeysucklejasmine Thu 13-Nov-14 17:56:52

Erm, yes, I'd say its too young.

Sparklingbrook Thu 13-Nov-14 18:03:15

Definitely don't.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 13-Nov-14 18:04:27

Paddington the bear? Yes. A story about a teddy bear. Please dont.

ipsofacto73 Thu 13-Nov-14 22:14:36

thanks I'm v out of touch as usual!! thanks for sparing ds the ignomity

FelixTitling Thu 13-Nov-14 22:19:22

Is this what he wants to do?

beatricequimby Thu 13-Nov-14 22:22:29

Agree definitely no. Maybe football, swimming, sleepover or the hobbit film.

Sparklingbrook Thu 13-Nov-14 22:24:04

Bowling?

LadySybilLikesCake Thu 13-Nov-14 22:53:52

No laser gun places??

snice Thu 13-Nov-14 23:06:06

i would go for bowling-its completely painless for you as you can sit with a coffee and watch then feed them a burger and chips then wave them all goodbye

BonzoDooDah Thu 13-Nov-14 23:11:23

Take him on his own to that one - it's too young for senior school.
I'd go for something like for a pizza party with a star wars dvd (at home) or bowling - nice number 6 or 12 meet there. Or a couple of friends for a games night or sleepover yes. Depends on how outgoing he is.

Medge68 Fri 14-Nov-14 06:57:44

Definate no to paddington! Would agree bowling or laser quest and pizza!

SavoyCabbage Fri 14-Nov-14 07:15:27

I think the cinema is quite a tricky thing for a party. When they are little there are toilets and being scared to worry about the. When they are older there is people not being the right age to see things and whether they have seen things before to worry about. Then there is the judgement call over the film being appropriate.

A 'doing' party is more memorable for your own child as a party.

The sorts of party that the dc in my dd's class are having are
Cinema
Swimming
Roller or ice skating
Climbing wall
Laser quest
Trampolines

ipsofacto73 Fri 14-Nov-14 21:56:48

thank you very useful suggestions

Chandon Fri 28-Nov-14 07:44:38

Mine had sleepover party with 3 friends (just mucking about with nerf guns, watched Diary of a Wimpy kid, and ate lots of pizza and popcorn).

I think Paddington a bit twee for this age?

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