Post # 1
So tonight one of our neighbors stopped by with an invitation to their Halloween party. We have a group that gets together on a semi-regular basis so it’s pretty typical to get invites like this. When I got inside and opened it – I had to chuckle. The invitation specified ‘Adults Only.’ – This struck me as interesting – considering the host is 5 months pregnant?! In the group, there are plenty of kids – and it’s (in my opinion) more of a kid ‘holiday.’ We don’t have little ones ourselves, but we never host parties and ask the group to get sitters. Our wedding is the first (and likely only) time we have ever made that call.
Am I crazy for thinking that is kind of strange?
Post # 3
I don’t find it strange at all. Clearly they want to have an adult party so they have communicated their wishes on the invitation.
Lots of adults celebrate Hallowe’en.
Post # 4
Probably a lot of the kids will also have their own friends and parties to do kid stuff with – if I were a parent, I’d be loving the chance for an adult break while someone else parties with my kids!
Post # 5
All the kids are under 8 – most are under 4. It’s a late night party on the 30th – so people will have to get sitters to attend. I’m not against adults-only night – it just seems funny (to me) coming from a first-time pregnant girl.
Post # 6
Maybe she sees this as her last chance to have a kid free party for awhile. I think it was smart to list that on the invite if it is an unusual circumstance.
Post # 7
I dont think its weird at all.
Post # 8
@christalynn11: Perhaps since it’s late-night that’s why they specified “Adults Only” because if the party starts late then people wouldn’t stay for very long if their kids are tired and cranky.
I personally wouldn’t mind much as it may be a nice break for the parents to spend some time together and celebrate – plus I’d imagine the entire next day will be filled with kid-focused activities, since it’s the actual holiday.
Post # 9
lol I kinda like the idea. She is probably doing it as a last chance to do something without a baby thing. I’ve heard of all adult Halloween parties. I think it would kinda be fun to dress up as something sexier or a little more adult like for halloween.
One of my friends went to an adult Halloween party with her hubby and she was dressed like the Candy “Mounds” and he was dressed like “Almond Joy”. On the back of his costume it said “I have nuts” and on the back of hers it said “I Don’t’. I thought it was kinda clever. =)
Post # 10
Oh – don’t get me wrong. I’ve been to plenty of adults only Halloween parties – and it makes sense that someone would plan one. I just found it a bit insensitve on her part to host her first party as a part of the group and by way of adults only, exclude half of the people who would normally go (they just moved here and its 99% of us who have all been social for a few years who she invited, they are new from another state and know very few people) knowing that we host all the neighborhood parties (even the late night ones) with kids. They play and sleep on guest beds and couches at bedtime – and everyone does it so the kids are used to it…
Looking fast like I’m in the minority on this train of thought! LOL
@MissFlipFlops: That might be one of the best couples costumes I have ever heard of! I would so use that this year if we were dressing up!
Post # 11
If she’s new to the neighborhood, she might not know the norm for you guys.