Our DD is 1 in a couple of months and I wanted to see how you tackle a birthday party when you come from large families. I thought this would be the best place to ask.
Who do you invite etc?
We dont have a lot of money at all and sadly are both from massive families and I am unsure where to draw the line on invites.
I would have my mum (step dad cant make it), dad, dads gf, brother, sister, BIL, nan, granddad.
DP would have his 7 brothers and sisters, mum, her DP, dad, Step mum, his sister baby, aunty, grandma, pop, his partner.
Now thats just the very immediate that are closest and no friends.
I really want our neighbours next door as neither of our parents live near us they are like second parents to us and there would be 7 of them, plus my 3 other grandparents.
So that makes 35 people in just the immediates.
Excluding friends and any other fam.
But I am so worried that if I leave it at that, my aunties and uncles and cousins etc would complain and get cranky.
I am honestly scared that with all the people who would complain if not invited etc our list could be 100 + people. And only 11 would be friends. The rest would be fam.
This isnt anywhere near do-able if we have to pay for anything.
How would you tackle it? Any advice? Its really hold me back starting to plan and I am a little confused by it all. I know I have a big family but so does DP.