Its not my party, and I will cry if I want too....
My mom's 60th will be in a few months...
I want to do something awesome...because she is awesome...I have it all in my head...but here is my issue:
I don't get along w/ her side of the family (aunts/uncles/cousins)
My mom loves them and attends any function (2hrs away) w/ them...a few times a year.
I personally think they treat her bad, use her, and talk crap behind her back. (I have heard it) she doesn't believe me. My one cousin was smoking ________ at my gma's funeral w/ her BABY in the car...I came unglued (I was getting my water from the car...I was pregnant, and flew home for the services) I couldn't believe it...and when I told my mom, she didn't believe me....grrrr...
She also was on drugs while preg w/ at least 3 of her 4 kids...they say she is clean, and I am HAPPY for her. Glad she is getting her life together!!:0)
ANYWAY, what the heck do I do? She has SOO many friends...and is adored by many...(she is a GOOD KIND woman) I just don't want them there...AT ALL. Period.
IF they come, I won't bring my kids or come. (yes, to my own party I am throwing)
I don't wanna suck it up either.
Am I being crazy? What if it was just her friends? Hmmm? They never threw her a party...they never get her cool things...?! HELP!
Well, I have to say that you really need to think of your mom in this case and do what you think she would want. I know you don't want to suck it up but sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do. Probably the answer you didn't want to hear but that's probably what I would do.
OK, now that I wrote that I don't see why you couldn't just throw her a party and only invite her friends. But if her family gets word of it, you might have to invite them.
Can you do something instead of a party? Like take your mom on a vacation? That way you wouldn't need invite people that you don't want to deal with, and yet it is still a special event for your mother. Depending on what kind of party you were thinking about, the financial cost might be about the same.
DD1 Rowan, 9/26/10
Expecting #2 in August 2013
I have family like that too. I'd be perfectly fine to NEVER see them again. Luckily for me, my mom kinda feels the same about most of them. However, if I were throwing my wonderful mother a party, I would invite all the people that she would want to have there. Sometimes we have to make sacrafices for the ones we love. If you really don't want to do that, you could always just invite her friends, or do the vacation idea, but I really think you should go with the idea that would mean the most to her. If you go with the party and invite the family, would your mom's feelings be hurt if you and your kids didn't attend? If so, you really should suck it up for the one day and grin a bear it for a few hours.
I would also like to say that I think your mom is a truly wonderful person. For her to remain loyal to the rumor-mongers and vipers who talk ugly behind her back makes her truly Godly. More people should strive to be like her, and choose to believe the best in people and love them anyway despite their severe imperfections. There is no question that your mother is an amazingly wonderful woman! If I lived closer to you, I would totally go to her party and honor her!
Thank you for saying this:0)
AND THANK YOU FOR THE OTHER COMMENTS! I know my answer...I figured:0)
I'm thinking may be either a party w/ everyone...or a party w/ just her friends...but she knows so many people! LOL!:0)
No, YOu dont have to invite them because its your party your throwing for her.. Better yet!!
Throw a Suprise party and she will have no say in who is or isnt invited!! THen the problem is solved!
Mom of 3 beautiful babes!
1 mth 6mth, 11mth
I thought today about (after) saying it was for "her close friends"...and leaving it at that.:0)
They will start DRAMA at her party, I know they would!
I am thinking close friends, a surprise, a HUGE cake, and other goodies...:0)