DD's birthday is end of July and after having parties at my home before - no thanks, not again, so I'm going to do a venue party instead.
A few options - bowling alley, play centre, skating (DD has never done this before, but wants to... lol) and a plaster fun house.
Plaster Fun House is the cheapest and tbh, I think it's the best option... but it's about 1/2 hour away so parents would have to drive there (I can offer to take up to 2 or 3 other kids in my car... and my Mum would probably come and could do the same in hers too). Your child will be aged 6 or turning 7.
Or should I just ask maybe 2-3 kids to come, and drive them there and back myself and drop them all home afterwards to make it easier?
Just trying to figure out options. I think if I don't choose this one I might do the bowling...
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01-06-2012 15:23 #1
Would you drive 1/2 hour away to a birthday party of your child's school friend?
01-06-2012 15:28 #2Senior Member
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I don't think 30 mins is too far in Brisbane. I often travel 30 minutes to visit friends.
A friend in her late 20s had a bday party there recently. Sounded like fun, although I couldn't make it.
01-06-2012 15:29 #3
For me personally it would depend how close friends our children are and how well I knew you. If our children weren't particularly close and/or I didn't know you very well then I probably wouldn't. If our children are close then I would be willing to drive the half hour myself (I'm assuming parents stay?).
If it were me I would get DD to choose 2 or 3 friends and do it that way.
01-06-2012 15:29 #4
I would happily drive 1/2 an hour away, I don't see it as a big deal, an hour maybe, but not 1/2 hr.
Some parents might be a bit funny about you driving their kids, so I would stick with your original plan.
01-06-2012 15:31 #5Senior Member
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wouldn't be too far for me
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01-06-2012 15:33 #6
Lol, half an hour is nothing! I live in Sydney though so I'm used to longer travel times. I wouldn't even think twice about it.
01-06-2012 15:33 #7
I think half an hour is reasonable. We travelled that far for a kid's fourth birthday last weekend and didn't think anything of it.
01-06-2012 15:34 #8
Our kids don't go to the local schools so nearly every birthday party, playdate etc with their friends is often half an hour (or even more!) away. I don't even give it a second thought.
01-06-2012 15:34 #9
I dont think 30 mins is too far at all - but then ive always lived on properties about 30 minutes out of town so always have to drive at least 30 mins anyway lol.
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01-06-2012 15:34 #10
Fair enough in a big city, it is a different story. I am talking me personally, half an hour drive puts us into a whole new town so it's a bit much.
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