Birthday Party destinations vs. home

The past few months, my home has been “birthday party central!”  It has been a worldwind of planning, planning and more planning!  My two girls had very different parties this year.  I have often wondered which type of party is better:  the destination party or one in the comfort of your own home?

Lily’s fourth birthday was in late January.  We held her party at an adorable little place that hosts tea parties for girls.  We actually opted for the candy making party because I found out that they actually served the kids tea in china cups!  That is an accident waiting to happen!  Lily and her school friends had a blast making chocolate covered apples and eating pizza.  The destination party, while pricier, was so incredibly easy.  We didn’t have to worry about a thing.  The party coordinator took care of the birthday party supplies, food and entertainment.

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In the beginning of March, it was Aubrie’s turn.  My baby turned one!  We opted for a family and friends party at home and I chose a pink polka dot theme. My Aunt and Grandmother made an amazing cake and Aubrie had a grand time destroying it!  I actually had a great time browsing the party themes at Birthday Express and coordinating each little detail for my little one, but this party was definitely more stressful.  From cleaning my home to providing entertainment for the kids, it was time consuming.  However, I think at one year old, a home party is the way to go.  I don’t think Aubrie could have handled a destination party just yet, but I am sure her time will come!

Comments

  1. Michelle M says:

    The tea party sounds like so much fun. I would love to do that for my daughter when she is a little older! I am in the process of planning a birthday party myself. It is in one week. I have to get on the ball! At least the invites are sent out!

  2. Maria@Conversations with Moms says:

    I had one destination party for my son on his first birthday. It was amazingly simple because I had to do nothing but enjoy. Since then, we’ve been doing it at home because of the cost. But those can be fun as well.

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