+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 85
  1. #51
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    1,450
    Thanks
    288
    Thanked
    361
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would suck it up and go for my nephews sake.

    Sent from my GT-I9507 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,555
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked
    559
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I was in a similar situation last year. Invited to a birthday party for an extended family's child in a park and it was BYO food and drink.

    I didn't go. It was a 2+ hour drive each way for us, and I think its rude to.expect a gift be given to their child, but they couldn't even supply nibbles? It was too one sided for me.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Cicho For This Useful Post:

    ozeymumof5  (15-10-2014)

  4. #53
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,219
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I know the decision is made now but I have to agree with the PP's, you should have just gone, it's your nephews 1st birthday!
    I don't see the problem with the 2 weeks notice either.

    However I do think it's very rude and odd TBH to host a party at *any* time of day and not supply even a few nibblies, let alone across lunchtime! Who does that?

  5. #54
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,408
    Thanks
    1,187
    Thanked
    8,051
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I would go, end of story.

    Honestly you're just making excuses.

    You're adults, it's not hard to mingle for an hour or two (even with awful people), an hour isn't that long a drive in the scheme of things and you can just byo food. Yeah it's rude to not cater but meh. It's not like there's a blanket ban on any food.

    It's for your nephew and you just do it. We often spend our only chance for family time at a birthday party or similar... Part of being in a family imo.

    I would be gutted if my brothers or sil didn't bother coming to celebrate my baby's party.

  6. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to rainbow road For This Useful Post:

    atomicmama  (15-10-2014),Best Things  (16-10-2014),CompareTheMeerkat  (15-10-2014),Elijahs Mum  (15-10-2014),HippyGirl85  (17-10-2014),LoveLivesHere  (15-10-2014),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (16-10-2014)

  7. #55
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,650
    Thanks
    15,094
    Thanked
    11,260
    Reviews
    14
    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:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Meh, I don't think SILs that gracious.

    It was less than 2 weeks notice
    The invites were just dodged up and sent by email
    No food and drink (stingy)
    Decided to hold it in a park that she knew was a lot further away (for all of us) at a time when people usually eat lunch
    invited people she knows we don't like and are horrifying to be seen in public with (loud and rude)

    I think she was relying on our guilt and loyalty in rocking up.

    She didn't make an effort and we wouldn't of had a good time (dd is still too little to fully enjoy parks and tends to get pushed around, plus is a pita when she doesn't nap properly)
    so DH didn't think it impolite to decline like that.

    I'm so glad I don't have to suck it up it was truly going to be awful and take away our whole Saturday together

    Eta: on reflection I probably should of mentioned the lack of notice or proper invite in my original post. Maybe people would of had a different opinion. Or maybe not. It is family and that's what makes it hard.
    Wow. So Sil should organize her party around you and your likes.

    2 weeks is plenty of notice for a family party imo.

    I do think she was relying on your love and loyalty. You showed her alright.

  8. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to LoveLivesHere For This Useful Post:

    Best Things  (16-10-2014),CompareTheMeerkat  (15-10-2014),Donnab739  (16-10-2014),Elijahs Mum  (15-10-2014),FearlessLeader  (15-10-2014),GlitterFarts  (15-10-2014),Kellbell85  (15-10-2014),Lincolns mummy  (15-10-2014),peanutmonkey  (15-10-2014),RastaMouse  (16-10-2014),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (16-10-2014),Wise Enough  (15-10-2014)

  9. #56
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,003
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    This is one of those threads where I really don't know why it was started given the outcome was a forgone conclusion

  10. The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Sonja For This Useful Post:

    atomicmama  (15-10-2014),Chillies  (16-10-2014),DizzyDaisy  (15-10-2014),FearlessLeader  (15-10-2014),gizmoduckus  (15-10-2014),Happymum2  (15-10-2014),Jodes35  (15-10-2014),peanutmonkey  (15-10-2014),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (16-10-2014),SheWarrior  (15-10-2014),Tamtam  (15-10-2014)

  11. #57
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,517
    Thanks
    432
    Thanked
    3,246
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    This is one of those threads where I really don't know why it was started given the outcome was a forgone conclusion
    I'm pretty sure I know the answer but I think I'd get in trouble for voicing it.

    As for what I'd do, I'd spend my precious Saturday being ashamed of myself.

  12. #58
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    12,708
    Thanks
    9,558
    Thanked
    12,691
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    This is one of those threads where I really don't know why it was started given the outcome was a forgone conclusion
    Huh? The OP was open to views and didn't know her hubby was going to jump the gun with the SIL..

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to VicPark For This Useful Post:

    Little Miss Sunshine  (16-10-2014)

  14. #59
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,116
    Thanks
    2,908
    Thanked
    3,331
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    If someone did that to me I would let it slide but inside be seriously hurt. Just because she hasn't called you on your lame excuses doesn't mean she isn't hurt.

    Maybe they can't afford food so didn't bother. Maybe they thought the most important thing was spending time together.

    Is it not family time when you're together at the park??

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Wise Enough For This Useful Post:

    Mod-Myztik  (15-10-2014)

  16. #60
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,589
    Thanks
    1,303
    Thanked
    2,569
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Meh, I don't think SILs that gracious.

    It was less than 2 weeks notice
    The invites were just dodged up and sent by email
    No food and drink (stingy)
    Decided to hold it in a park that she knew was a lot further away (for all of us) at a time when people usually eat lunch
    invited people she knows we don't like and are horrifying to be seen in public with (loud and rude)

    I think she was relying on our guilt and loyalty in rocking up.

    She didn't make an effort and we wouldn't of had a good time (dd is still too little to fully enjoy parks and tends to get pushed around, plus is a pita when she doesn't nap properly)
    so DH didn't think it impolite to decline like that.

    I'm so glad I don't have to suck it up it was truly going to be awful and take away our whole Saturday together

    Eta: on reflection I probably should of mentioned the lack of notice or proper invite in my original post. Maybe people would of had a different opinion. Or maybe not. It is family and that's what makes it hard.
    You do realise this party isn't about you, right?

  17. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Lincolns mummy For This Useful Post:

    CompareTheMeerkat  (15-10-2014),Elijahs Mum  (15-10-2014),Kellbell85  (15-10-2014)


 
+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Sausage sizzle for bday party
    By rhoda in forum Birthdays
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-05-2014, 21:31
  2. WWYD Birthday Party on Mother's Day
    By AdornedWithCats in forum Birthdays
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 15-04-2014, 07:16
  3. Bday party and in laws...
    By ciaomamma in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 13-04-2014, 18:20

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
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
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
The MAMA Centre
Pregnancy, birth & beyond care with your very own midwife. Home & hospital birth support, VBACs, antenatal & postnatal care by medicare eligible midwives & holistic health practitioners. Massage, chiro, naturopathy, yoga, counselling & beauty therapy
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!