+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 71
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    605
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    82
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    Taken my DD to lots of parties, informal backyard BBQs to formal engagements and weddings. Have done so since she was a wee little thing and she's almost 2 now - we had a wedding 2 weeks ago and she enjoyed the late nite

    I have to say tho, the difference might be that my group of friends tend to always include children at parties, so there are always other babies/toddlers/kids there. For DD it's like a playdate - kids to run around with (we're still mindful where they play), great food, good music

    If you're the only littlie there it might get boring and intimidating.. So I can't blame ur little one for acting out.

    Tho, smoke and broken glass? How many venues nowadays allow that sort of thing?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    605
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    82
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    Frankly, your friend whose party it was is being childish and unfair by being cranky at you. You made an effort, it didn't work out, grow up and deal with it (him I mean, not you)

    You could have just said no and not gone at all, at least you tried and made the effort. If he is still cranky that you had to leave early, I personally would tell him to go shove it.
    Here here!!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,694
    Thanks
    1,185
    Thanked
    3,209
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    It is hard. My boy was 13 months at our wedding. It takes some managing. We did get him to sleep in the pram but the band, people etc was hard. Being by yourself would have been very hard and I would have left also. At least you made the effort. Hope your friend is a real friend and looks past your early departure. He should cut you some slack.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to lilypily For This Useful Post:

    HowCrazyCool  (16-09-2012)

  5. #14
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    If my child wasn't coping I would of left too so don't feel bad. I baby wear and breastfeed so that solves 99% of issues for my kids but in saying that we do not go out much during the evening.


  6. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,995
    Thanks
    1,382
    Thanked
    2,879
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Some parties are kid friendly and some aren't. Children don't have to come everywhere.

    ETA: I think your friend is acting like a spoilt brat by not talking to you. At least you tried. Also I understand in your situation you coldn't leave you child, so I was just making a general reference.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Alexander Beetle For This Useful Post:

    elleandsam  (17-09-2012)

  8. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    490
    Thanks
    90
    Thanked
    244
    Reviews
    0
    This happened to me at a cousin's engagement party. DD1 was 6 months old and she jus didn't cope (there were other babies and kids there too). We spent all our time settling her and in the end we just left early and apologised for havong to.However, the difference is that my childless cousin was understanding and even apologised that we didn't get to enjoy the night.Yoir friend being cranky is way off and I hope he wakes up to himself and apokogises for acting like a jerk.

  9. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sautéed with bacon
    Posts
    6,070
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    2,695
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I'm sorry you've had that experience. I've taken my girls to parties since the beginning Inc weddings, engagement parties, housewarmings, birthdays, new years eve parties etc. We haven't had too many issues. I've only ever left one party early.

    I took my 3mth old to a housewarming last night and she was awake for the first hour getting passed around then fed her and took her for a walk in the pram and she fell asleep. She stayed asleep till we came home and for another couple of hours after that.

    My eldest now 2yo we will take to some events. If it's in a public venue ie hall, park, restaurant we will take her. But if it's someones house - it has to be child safe! Yesterdays housewarming was at a young couple house and not child safe.

    Both my girls are very social - I'm the mum that palms them off as soon as I get somewhere to doting family and friends. They sleep happily in the pram in noisy environments.
    I think your first line would have been suffice.
    Sorry you had such an awful experience. I never take my kids anywhere. It's just not worth it.
    Last edited by faroutbrusselsprout; 16-09-2012 at 13:03.

  10. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    5,687
    Thanks
    1,089
    Thanked
    4,057
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I leave mine with a babysitter normally, if it's a wedding I'll take them to the ceremony (they're used to church), then to a sitter, even if kids are welcome, I just want to relax and enjoy the celebration, my kids are drink thieves and raid peoples bags, plates... they're just a handful in a situation that's not entirely kid friendly.

    I'm sorry your night tanked. But it's only a few short years worth of big events.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to BlissedOut For This Useful Post:

    elleandsam  (17-09-2012)

  12. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    428
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked
    132
    Reviews
    0
    It entirely depends on your group of friends. If they don't have kids, they don't tend to have "kid friendly" social gatherings. We've almost always taken the kids with us, otherwise I don't want to go. I don't actually want to leave them with anyone else, I like them experiencing life alongside me.

    Your friend is behaving very badly, and unfortunately it's probably one of those situations where he won't get it until he has his own children. Then, you will have your revenge

  13. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,850
    Thanks
    6,202
    Thanked
    16,897
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by 2Bboys View Post
    TBH i think they sound like a group of people I really wouldn't consider friends.

    Those comments were rude and completely out of line.

    If the host can't be empathetic to your situation then I find that quite off too.
    This. .. and talk about not being able to win? one person says you should have left her home, another said the reason she was playing up was bc you don't take her to enough parties... lol I think it's ridiculous the host is not talking to you bc you took your baby home

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to delirium For This Useful Post:

    NancyBlackett  (16-09-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 46
    Last Post: 08-01-2013, 12:00
  2. Is your child invited to birthday parties?
    By Happy2be3 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 11-04-2012, 21:50
  3. Not invited to Christmas?
    By naebie in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-12-2011, 20:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Hills Swimming Kenthurst
Located in the beautiful suburb of Kenthurst and boasts a heated 25m pool. We conduct world-leading Baby and Parent Classes, Preschool Classes, School Age and Squad Training. Our classes are small, our service personal and our quality of the highest.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!