Birthday party ideas

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Birthday party ideas

Okay, I have not planned Isaiah's birthday party yet. Yes, I know his birthday was 1/2. This is the reason why I have not planned a party yet. Isaiah has been invited to two parties this year. That is it. It is weird. I know that he is friends with a lot of kids. I just suspect that they are not having many parties this year. Why do I suspect that? Well, the two parties that he has been invited to were strange. The first party was for a girl in his class and she invited the whole class. Isaiah was the only person that showed up for the party from his school. :shock: She is a really nice girl and I think she is well-liked. Isaiah said she is shy, but the other kids like her. So, why did they not come to the party? The second party was canceled. We did show up because the parents never called. They did not inform the bowling alley either. What is even more bizarre is that no one from Isaiah's class showed up either. So, either no one, but Isaiah sent an RSVP and they canceled the party, or we just weren't notified. The manager of the bowling alley let Isaiah play for free because he was so upset.

So, do you see my dilemma? We were planning on having a swimming party. However, it is $182 to rent the pool for 2 hours. It does include cake and punch. We can invite up to 22 kids. Isaiah has 20 in his class and 4 friends outside of school. So, that also creates an invite dilemma. Plus, what if only his 4 friends from outside of school RSVP. How will that make Isaiah feel? I am seriously afraid to put down a deposit for this party and have an issue with no one or very few people coming.

So, what would you do? With all of the school issues, Isaiah needs a party this year. It sounds crazy to say that, but kids minds are funny. I can see him thinking that we did not have a party because he thinks he has been a bad kid. I just don't want him to worry about that, kwim?

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Hmm. I would probably still do a swim party, but only invite his 4 friends from outside of school, and not his whole class (since the parents sound a bit flakey anyways). Then maybe do pizza and cake afterwards.

That's a lotta money to throw down if no one will show.

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I agree with Amber.

Plan a party soon. Ask Isaiah what he would like. Tell him that you and your dh wanted to do a special party for him with (name the 4 friends here) and you'd like to know what kind of party he'd like with them. Swim? An at home party (maybe movie themed party with popcorn and candy and watch one movie)? A party at a pizza place? Something like that?!?

Keep us posted!

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I agree with amber and Julie. I'd give him the option of having the 4 friends over for a fun activity. Like go kart racing or something like that. Smaller group means less drama and possibly a more special party for him.

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A movie party would be cute! Are you on Pinterest, Mel? They have a cute picture of a party where the kids decorated boxes to look like cars and did an indoor drive-in party. It was super cute. And would be nice and cheap (providing you can find boxes)

This isn't the picture I saw, but it gives you an idea http://urbandaisies.blogspot.com/2010/11/50s-style-party.html

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I am going to consider party options today. I love the movie idea. I also really think the swimming party will be good for him. He is so comfortable in the water. We plan to just invite kids we know he is comfortable with for his party.

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I think that is a great idea just to invite the kids you know. Have fun party planning!!!

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Have fun party planning! That is REALLY weird that out of all of those kids none came!?!?