He is going to go bowling (1 game only) with his friend (also ASD) and then little party tea at our house. I put my foot down at a soft play party inviting all of the children who won't play with him at school and am pleased I did so TBH. This way is much less stress, controlled and hopefully will be enjoyable for all rather than waiting for a meltdown
Phew party over. Nightmare! My friend's son with ASD is v loud but noise doesn't bother him. DS is loud when it suits him but couldn't stand the noise of his friend plus his sisters (twins 2 yrs old). Complete meltdown and refused to partake in most of the party.
Have now plugged him into my old his recycled iPod Touch birthday present and got peace and quiet and am now enjoying a well earned . We will not be doing a party for at least a few years now. Soft play last year with 12 kids and bowling and party tea for 1 child both too much for him and if he doesn't enjoy the actual event, despite asking for a party, then there is no point.
He doesn't have any school friends so this child who is my friend's son is the only person that I can invite. He will be joining beavers soon so hopefully he can find a quiet friend there. He seems to have had a nice time when we ask despite the difficulties so that is good. We on the other hand feel like 30 children turned up rather than a 6 yr old and his 2 2 yr old sisters
Happy b'day mini ben10! We have managed to put off ds' 5th party from April and although he still throws himself about like a mini-despot asks about it we keep prevaricating. Every other party he has had (just very relaxed family affairs) he hasn't really enjoyed. The thought of the 10/12 children he thinks he'd like to invite this year brings me out in a cold sweat- he wouldn't last 3 mins before complete meltdown!