G.H. asks from Glasgow, KY on February 08, 2007
I am a mother of 2 girls who are 1yr and 9 days apart. I know its still a little bit away, but I have been thinking about what to do for their birthday parties. My oldest is going to be 2 and the youngest one and I really dont know if I should have their party together or seperate? With there only being 9 days in between, I think it might be better to do them together????? I know when they get older, they probably wont want to do this, but while they are so little, it would be alot less stress. Any suggestions?
H.R. answers from Memphis on February 10, 2007
I think it would be best to have them together while they are younger because I know that young children always wonder where their presents are when the other is opening theirs. They aren't old enough to understand that is their own special day yet. And it would keep all the guest from having to make time for 2 occassions in a little over a week. And since they are about the same age you can have one theme that fits both their interests.
K.M. answers from Montgomery on February 13, 2007
Hi G., I would have their birthday parties together until they ask for you not to do it anymore. and they will get old enuff to say "mom i dont want to have my party with my sister this year". but until then i would just save urself some worry, money, and time, and have them together. A neat idea for a cake would be to take a good picture of both girls and go to walmart and buy a cake and have them put the pictures on the cake (edible pictures,who would have thunk it).
J.M. answers from Memphis on February 10, 2007
I don't want to break any rules...but I provide character appearances and routines for children's parties. Your children's ages are perfect. I did a 1 yr old Pablo party last weekend and he loved it and just giggled the whole time. I would recommend just a character appearance if your 2 year old is into something because the younger one couldn't participate in the routine. My listing is under the local business section. In Character Productions. Good Luck with the party planning!
G.W. answers from Knoxville on February 09, 2007
Hello G., I would definitely say that it's alright to have them together. At this age, you would probably invite the same people (I assume) to both parties. It seems so hard to get people together anymore, everyone has something going on. It would just make sense to have one party. Maybe you could make two cakes. Or perhaps even do cupcakes, so that each girl has their own. Maybe get a hat or bib that says something about "my 1st birthday" for the littlest one. I have three boys under 4, but none have birthdays close enough to do together! I'm actually having my last, 1st birthday this weekend. Good luck!
A.H. answers from Johnson City on February 09, 2007
If they like horses, keep me in mind. Because I have a few horses and they are great with kids as I have two boys, 8 & 12. The parties always turn out great. They would probably really like that in a couple of years.
S.K. answers from Memphis on February 10, 2007
My girls are a year and 10 days apart. They are 2 and 3 now and I have done both parties together. It was so much easier. I still end up with 2 parties because we have large families and I dont want anyone to feel left out. Having both girls at the same time though makes it easier with one getting something so does the other. No one is upset cause she got something and I didnt. I had an Elmo party for them and I wanted to get plates that had my 1st birthday and just regular elmo plates but I didnt I just did the regular ones. I hope that helps you.
Ps. when it came to the cake I made a cake but I made cupcakes as well so each girl got her own cupcake.
D.M. answers from Biloxi on February 09, 2007
There is nothing wrong with having the parties together.. it would be just like if you had twins! my neice has twin girls so make sure that each girl has a seperate cake that are different. also I would decorate each one of their highchairs according to their birthday cakes that way it is still like their very own party. that is what my neice does and even has them little tierra's that are different, lucky that one girl likes blue and cars and things like that and the other likes pink and more girlie. good luck and Happy Birthday to both girls..
C.R. answers from Johnson City on February 10, 2007
I have two girls 11 and 3 .their birthdays are two weeks apart. I have their parties together. My oldest doesn't seem to mind. That will probably change as she gets older, but not now. I would really have them together. Buy a big sheet cake and put one side for one child and the other side for the 2nd child. Last year..my babys side was strawberry shortcake and the oldest's side was Raven Samone. I buy foam plates and regular napkins. I hope this helps.
R.B. answers from Memphis on February 15, 2007
I WOULD DO BOTH CHILDRENS B-DAY PARTIES TOGATHER. THEY ARE YOUNG AND YOU WILL PROBALLY BE MORE EXCITED THAN THEY WILL BE ABOUT A PARTY. MY CHILDREN ARE 9 AND 3. I GO ALL OUT EVERY YEAR ON PARTIES, FINALLY I HAVE REALIZED ITS REALLY IS TO MUCH STRESS FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.A SMALL PARTY AT HOME FOR BOTH OF THEM, WITH LESS STRESS WILL MAKE YOUR CHILDREN JUST AS HAPPY AS 2 SEPERATE PARTIES. DONT STRESS, YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF THAT TO DO LATER.ENJOY YOUR PARTY