Need some opinions please..
DS1 (turning 5 in October) DS2 (turning 3 in November) are having a combined bday party this year because DS3 is due to be born around DS2's bday.
Last year we had a really great party in a playground near our home. It worked out amazing, the kids had tonnes of fun because of the space and the play equipment and I didn't have to organise any games. We set up trestle tables with food and a cake and some balloons and that was it. and we were able to invite heaps of people. All our friends and family (even those without kids) and the boys' friends from childcare.
We've recently moved to a new house, not close to the park we did it at last year. It's about 15 mins drive away, not super far.. But not as close either. I'm going to be 8 months pregnant when the party will be on.
Having it at the park will mean carrying lots of stuff (DH will do a lot of the lifting but I'll still have the hassle of transporting things and having to set up in a public place without home conveniences).
Our house is large but doesn't have a big yard. It's a great place to have a party but it would have to be on a smaller scale. It's also lacking some furniture at the moment so I feel like having a party here will put pressure on us to finish furnishing it in the next 4 weeks which doesn't feel like enough time..
I just like the idea of having all the food and activities in a comfortable and convenient location and not having to travel anywhere or transport things. Then again, this would mean "organising activities" as we don't have playground equipment. I'm not worried about the clean up because we will get help, but we won't be able to invite as many people..
What would you do?