Sunday, November 23, 2008

Party Details

The kids had a great time. They loved playing in the blow up things. They loved their cakes. They LOVED their presents. They really just had a good time playing and having all the attention on them. They both got spoiled as usual. We still haven't gotten all the toys out of their boxes yet. We're just letting them play with some and then we'll open the rest. They've had such a ball playing. The blow up things are here until 3pm today (Sunday) so once it warms up later today we're going to let them play on them again. Might as well get our money's worth.

Now.. on to other details. I'm glad the kids are so young and don't really notice or care so much about their surroundings yet. Yesterday we were expecting between 35-40 people. That's how many we invited. Out of those 35-40 people there would have been roughly 15ish kids. By the party's end 3 kids showed up.. 3. And 11 adults. That's it. Now, don't get me wrong.. I know people have lives and they have things that come up that they can't make every event. But goodness.. if that is the case.. call. Let me know before we order food. We ordered pizza thinking we would have at least 30+ people. Yeah.. we're eating leftovers for lunch today. At first when it was well past time for everyone to be there.. and no one other than immediate family was.. I was mad.. then it turned to embarrassment.. then disappointment.. then I started questioning if we were bad people and no one liked us. I mean, that is crazy.. but it crossed my mind. We aren't extra social people. I have one good girlfriend myself and that's it. We have close family (which we of course invite.. then extended family and friends from church) who always pull through for us.. so thank goodness for close family. I guess in the end, I'm just hurt. We go to all these other people's parties and if we can't be there we are sure to let them know. I don't know. It just hurts. Like I said.. I'm just glad the kids are young enough to not care at this point. But I told Kent from now on, at least until they are in school and can make friends, that we aren't doing this big party thing again. Just our close family, those who come through for us all the time, will be invited.

Anyway, all in all.. the kids had a good time and that's all that really should matter.


Bridgett said...

You're right...what matters is that the kids enjoyed themselves. To me, that equals a successful party.

I do agree that folks should have let you know they weren't coming. That wasn't fair to you.

The good thing is, the kids will never remember how many people were there or even WHO was there. What they'll remember is that their mommy and daddy gave them a super fun, super cool birthday party. :)


Brandi said...

Parties just aren't what they used to be! It's beyond frustraiting. Thankfully a house full showed up for my cousin's son's 2nd birthday yesterday. I was shocked.

I'm glad they had a blast though. : )

Karen said...

aw Em, I'm sorry that happened. But you are right the kids had a blast and that's all that matters!