DS1 is six in three weeks time.
He really wants a party.
He's got low expectations and really just wants to have his mates around to go a bit wild.
BUT...I'm in a tizz about it.
Firstly, we're not doing a play centre or anything like that because it's far too expensive.
Inviting the whole class seems to be the done thing (annoying when DS doesn't talk to the girls bar two tomboys) and from other parties we've gone to, everyone shows up...so with a head count of 25 you're talking over $500 without a cake and other trimmings.
Secondly, were in a rental.
It's not a pretty sight.
The kitchen being the worst room of the house and I really don't want strangers in here.
That's my biggest issue.
And it is an issue, it takes me time to let people in, it's a big deal to me to have people into my living space but I don't want to let me son down because of my silliness.
If I could rely on weather then we could easily have a garden party because while the house isn't great, the garden is fantastic. I suppose that's my question.
Would you plan an outdoor party for the middle of August?
Am I mad, what if it's bucketing down?
I was thinking of a bouncy castle, few sweets and games .
Two hours tops.
Do I have to feed parents who decide to stay with their children?
Anyone got any other ideas?
Anyone like me, a bit of a social knob and have had to do stuff that was making you uneasy, just for your child's happiness.
This will be his first party so I've managed to get away with it thus far but ye know, school ruins everything haha
I must sound like a real weirdo but I'm actually nervous about this. I haven't organised a thingy yet and time is ticking by so fast.