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#1 lorywhol

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

We are planning to move states about 3 weeks before DDs birthday.

It is wrong to organise and have a party a month before with her friends?

My concern otherwise is that she won't really have a party at our new destination. But a month before seems a bit early. But any later and most of the house will be packed. Although one option could be to have it somewhere like a playground (indoor or outdoor).

She will be turning 5.

#2 OneProudMum

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

Awesome idea original.gif

#3 CallMeFeral

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:31 AM

I think that's fine, if it means she gets to celebrate with her friends.

We'll be having DS's about 2.5 weeks early so that it can be when his cousins are in town. There can still be a cake/tea etc on the real day - I think the party day is pretty negotiable.

#4 binchen

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

We celebrated Emmas 4th bday a month early (before we moved to Australia). This way she could have the party with her friends ... Her actual bday was just a family thing.

This year, we will have the party a day earlier ... her bday is on a Monday.

#5 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

I would. Otherwise have a going away party original.gif

#6 greypink

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

I say go for it original.gif

#7 CountryFeral

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

Absolutely!

Party with your friends at any time!

#8 IsolaBella

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

Party a month out then family afternoon tea on the day is fine.

We brought DD birthday fwd bya week as DH was not going to be in the country for her birthday.

There was also a thread recently about birthdays near Christmas..... One person said they pad a party for their half birthday each year.



#9 baddmammajamma

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Absolutely!

There are no hard & fast rules about when you must throw a birthday party. I know plenty of people whose kids have birthdays during school holidays, and they host parties during totally different times of the year.

Happy birthday to your daughter & happy moving!

#10 Chelli

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

I think it's a great idea and a nice way for her to say goodbye to her friends. I was in a similar situation with moving interstate just after my DD turned 5. We had a gorgeous fairy party with her school friends and the photos are sentimental now as she hasn't seen any of them since.

Good luck with it and all the best with the big move.

#11 Kremeferal

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

My son's birthday is the 28th December - we have his party a month early every year!
One of DD's friends had her party 2 mths after her birthday this year.
I don't think it matters  original.gif

#12 lorywhol

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

Thanks everyone.

DH suggested we combine it with the new little ones, Christening Day. So I will have to think about that... as I wanted to do a Rainbow themed party. But it is deinitely do-able.

#13 Therese

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

I would have it early too original.gif

#14 TinyTeddys

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

My DS's birthday is between Christmas and New Years...this year was his FYOS and we had a party mid November with his school friends. He loved it!

#15 ~shannon~

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

We are doing exactly this. My DD's birthday is right when my baby is due and we are travelling away for the birth, so we're having a party about three weeks beforehand.




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