So, Mackenzie received her first birthday invite from a friend at school. I'm calling it a mass invite, because I don't know who the child is and I've never met their parents, so I'm pretty sure the parent got a list of the kids in the class and gave everyone invites. It's in a couple of weeks at The Little Gym. I guess they'll be doing little gymnastic activities, so I'm looking forward to seeing how Mackenzie does with all of that. So, the next step...RSVP and buy a gift. How do you buy a gift for a child you know nothing about? Do you just buy something for ages "3 and up" and attach the receipt?
Because of the invite, I've now been thinking about Mackenzie's birthday even though I know it's 4 months away. Did you not read my previous post? This is what I do! ;) Anyways, since I've been pregnant I always thought I'd have Mackenzie's party before Meredith arrives, but now I'm rethinking it. Mackenzie's birthday is 3 weeks after my due date. If I have the party in August, I run the risk of Meredith coming early and causing issues with the party date. If I wait until October, I might have a better chance of having someone watch Meredith while we have her party at our house or somewhere else. I think I've decided to do October and that way I have a little leeway with the date just in case Meredith shows up 2 weeks late!
Related to Mackenzie's party, I'm trying to decide where we should have it. Again, I know it's super early to be thinking about this, but oh well, I already am. Her first birthday was in the church gym and her second birthday was at our house. We could try to do it somewhere else, but then more money and renting of things becomes a bigger issue. I think it will be at our house, but I guess I need to wait until Meredith arrives to determine if that's still a possibility. Now for the theme... ;)
Where have you had your kids birthday parties? Do you invite all of your child's classmates or just the ones you know?