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I’ve just moved to a new area and don’t know a single soul. Unfortunately my family lives at least 4 hrs away, so I’m not planning a party. I feel so incredibly guilty about this. What can I do?

Posted by queenofspeed, 28th May 2014

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  • He probably won’t even remember. Just do something special with him – a treat of some kind – and it’ll be fine.

  • He’s two, it’s not going to scar him, he won’t remember. Just have a fun day together, lots of playing, talking, some cake, a few presents and other treats and he will have had a blast

  • Your child wont remember so it’s not going to scar him.

  • Of course it won’t scar your 2yr old.
    Some presents, a birthday cake & song and a nice day out / even a picnic at the park makes for a lovely special day.
    You don’t have to do a party every year. We moved this year and none of my kids had a party.

  • None of my three kids had a second birthday party, and I don’t think they’ve ever noticed. Ease up on yourself.

  • kids wont remember unless they do, you gave them a birthday cake! my kids don’t hve parties every year. they skip every 2nd year. this year my son invited a friend over, next year he will have a big one as he will also finish grade 6 too. taking your child out to a park and have a pinic or a cafĂ© for a shake is better than nothing at all. main thing, make sure there is a cake and candle in the end!

  • my son had his 1st bday. he didn’t hve one until 4 yr old kinder. thing is they wil remember once they are at primary school because they will see children being invited to birthday parties. the problem will start there as most mum’s questions are my child hasn’t been invited to a party, should I be concerned???? just knock on wood, that case doesn’t come to you as really its part of life…its up to u if you want a party or not. my son whos 9 only remembers the most fun party and that was last year when he turned 9.

  • You shouldn’t worry about it. 2yo child doesn’t really care about a birthday party at this age. I would take him to have a special birthday day doing everything he likes.

  • Don’t even stress about it. Just make a special dinner for you guys.

  • I wouldn’t worry about it at all! For the same reason my daughter didn’t have her 3rd birthday party and her 6th birthday party. We didn’t know anyone around us. We made it a special day the three of us, and it was lovely for her! :-)

  • kids love your full attention – make the day about your child – a picnic that they help make, kick a footy, read a book, lots of tickles and love love love xxx

  • Don’t feel guilty about this! Your boy is only two and he won’t remember or care.

  • My child didn’t remember her first two birthday parties. Once they are three, four then you may wish to address a party. My neighbour doesn’t have parties for her sons, They go away for the weekend instead.

  • No don’t stress he won’t remember it at that age. I think parties at such young ages are more for parents than kids!

  • At the age of 2 he will probably not even remember his 2nd birthday. He will just love cake at home and some little presents.

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