It may seem a bit early to be discussing birthday parties in my house since both my children were born in May. However, this will be the first year I have more than one birthday to contend with so I figured a bit of forethought could be useful. I'm not entirely sure what to do this year. Do I have two separate parties, thereby requiring family and friends to devote two May weekend days to our family? Do I have one big party and attempt to manage the chaos? I just don't know.
These days it seems birthday parties have become this huge undertaking. There are multitudes of places to be considered. Do you go to the bouncy place? Do you go to the princess place, the cupcake place, mini-golf, pottery, skating, swimming, bowling . . . .?
Thankfully I have exempted myself from that part of the planning. I will be having whatever I have here at my house. Plenty of people I know have had their children's parties at those sorts of places. I just figure that I've got penty of time for that sort of thing. I plan to wait until The Girl is having friend parties to cross the outside the home party bridge.
This brings me back to my original question. Right now I am leaning towards having one big family party mid-month for both kids. Then I would also have a small get together the evening of the actual birthday with grandparents and an aunt/uncle or two. That way I can actually focus on each child's birthday for a few hours when I'm not coordinating the mega party. This seems like the best option on the table for the moment.
I know some of you have more than one child, so tell me how would you handle the birthday party thing if your children's birthdays were in the same month?