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Birthday parties. Chef Sarah ♥ Due May 12; 1 child; Hollywood, FL, United States 10256 posts
5th Nov '12

How soon before a birthday party do you start planning/buying/inviting? My DD will be 4 in February and I'd like to get an early start but I'm not sure how early is too early..

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36510 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting Sophia's Mommy♥:" How soon before a birthday party do you start planning/buying/inviting? My DD will be 4 in February and I'd like to get an early start but I'm not sure how early is too early.."

Im going to start in december / jan and his birthday is in april.



So its not crazy to start this early! lol.



ETA: I just realized my son is going to be 6... holy f**k.

✖Mandalorian 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Georgia 5386 posts
5th Nov '12

I'm planning DS' party already and hes only 5 months.... :oops: :lol:

Lailas_Momma+1Ange TTC since Jun 2013; 17 kids; New Mexico 561 posts
5th Nov '12

Depends if I'm planning something big or just a family and friends get together!
When DD turned 1 and 2 I planned 3 months in advance. I wanted to make sure I had everything I needed for her birthday. She will be 4 in 5 days and we started planing her a little get together about 2 weeks ago. So just depends.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
5th Nov '12

My son will be 6 next month and his party has been planned for a month. I just have to send out invites this week.



Btw, your daughter is gorgeous. What a little princess.

Chef Sarah ♥ Due May 12; 1 child; Hollywood, FL, United States 10256 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" My son will be 6 next month and his party has been planned for a month. I just have to send out invites this week. Btw, your daughter is gorgeous. What a little princess."


Thank you!

Chef Sarah ♥ Due May 12; 1 child; Hollywood, FL, United States 10256 posts
5th Nov '12

Thanks ladies :)

..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting Sophia's Mommy♥:" How soon before a birthday party do you start planning/buying/inviting? My DD will be 4 in February and I'd like to get an early start but I'm not sure how early is too early.."

invites could go out 2-4 weeks before party, maybe if you see something you like for the party get it. lol little things here n there wont hurt, i wouldnt wait until last minute to buy all the deco just in case you find something you wish you would have had! i bought all my sons deco from party city online! they have a ton more stuff then in stores and it shipped with in a week or so!

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
6th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" invites could go out 2-4 weeks before party, maybe if you see something you like for the party get it. ... [snip!] ... bought all my sons deco from party city online! they have a ton more stuff then in stores and it shipped with in a week or so!"</blockquote>




I usually like to send out the invites at least a month in advance so I can make the RSVP date about a week before so I can adjust my plans for the correct number of guests. Especially if I've rented a place like "jump on in" or "the discovery museum". They need official numbers at least a week in advance.

Perfectly Imperfect :P 1 child; California 146 posts
6th Nov '12

It's never to early, I started buying things about 2 mnths before his birthday, the dcorarations, plates, cups all that, all I had get on his birthday was the food :)