Monday, June 13, 2011

Chickadee's Joint Birthday Party

Alright, I never thought I would plan a joint birthday party for my chickadees, but here I am doing just that.  (One is turning 6 and the other is turning 4.)

Having a third child and being on the dole just has a way of scaling down your lifestyle a bit if you know what I mean.  But, I think it's the best decision after all. The way I justify it is: they both love the same cartoon characters and activities which makes it easy for the theme(s) of the party.  They also share a lot of the same friends or their friends have siblings with similar ages.  Also, their birthdays are only 2 months apart, so it's not that big of a deal.  And the biggest reason: IT SAVES ME MONEY!

We've decided to have it at the YMCA pool (which is actually super nice compared to most community pools I know.)  We'll bring food, drinks, decorations, cake, goodie bags and they will coordinate the kids activities such as swimming and sand volleyball and humungous bubble blowing. I am not sure yet how that will all pan out.  I hope we can play a little music though and drink some vodka tasty beverage.

The oldest chickadee has decided she wants a Tangled/Rapunzel theme
and the littlest chickadee wants a My Little Pony theme.

So I need to combine the two themes and make it unique and special to each of them. I think getting them to agree on one theme to share might be asking too much, but I'll try proposing it to them one more time. Do you have any suggestions on how to blend these two themes and on pulling off a joint birthday to make each girl feel special?


  1. I've since decided against having a joint birthday party after all. I will end up spending more money, but it would be logistically hard to blend the two birthdays and will likely lead to a lot of fighting. So it's decided.

  2. I think it's a bit expensive to have a joint party. You should consider separating them so you won't have any other problems.

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  3. If there's a benefit you can get from a joint party that is you can save money. The problem is the focus of your visitors. Jealousy might be the issue here.

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  4. Bella @ MomsTodayMay 15, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    On the contrary, having joint parties can help save more. Instead of celebrating on two occasions, you can just throw a single party and hire a single catering NYC. Before you do that, you have to talk to your kids first and explain to them the situation.