Birthday parties. It's on my brain right now. My husband and two older girls have birthdays really soon. My husband has a birthday in another week, and I am planning on having some of the family over. I always try to have a meal when we have a party, sometimes I slack off and order pizza, and sometimes I try to do a meal myself. I plan on having a taco bar, as he's a big fan of mexican, and let's be honest, it's easy to pull off, and not very costly.
I am semi freaking out though, trying to see what we should do for the girls birthdays. Ok I totally lied, I AM FREAKING OUT. I have pretty much just done family parties for them so far, with a friend or two invited, but I would like to have a party for them with their school friends.
Here's my issue. My girls are a year apart in age, and they both have birthdays in February. I have never combined their birthday parties before, as I feel that birthdays are special days, especially when you are little. Though I dress them up alike a lot, they are not twins. However, let's add in another issue. On my side of the family I also have a nephew with a Feb. birthday, so that means my family spends three weekends in a row at birthdays. I personally find it fun as I get to spend time with family, but it does take up an evening or afternoon. That usually means some people miss out on a party or two, and it's usually Rachel's party that people pass on, as it's the last one.
So.... I do a joint kid one and family one? Honestly, if I were to have a kids party at the house it wouldn't be hard to keep the kid parties separate, but if we go to a jumping place it get's expensive, so I would combine them. Also, do I just combine the family party for both? This is the crap that stresses me. Not big world problems. Give me your thoughts people!