(Closed) A little upset about husband’s b-day party

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t worry too much! Maybe his mom is just having issues with someone planning her son’s parties. You know, he’s not her “baby” anymore. Or she may feel that somehow her son is being taken away by your family since the party will be at your parents. So, try not to take her expression to heart; sounds like this is on her.

My Future Mother-In-Law seems to get anxious when I suggest that we do things at our place. Often she will back out of plans at the last minute. It’s annoying, but it’s her issue.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Have you talked to his family?  Maybe they just want a more personal invitation and to feel involved.  I like Birdie Love might also be right about his mom feeling weird have someone else planning her son’s party.  She might just want to feel a bit of ownership and not like she’s losing/lost her baby to another family. It sucks, but moms definitely go through that I think.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I think a conversation with her may clear things up.  Might just be some miscommunication going on.  Good luck.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Well, if they don’t usually do parties, maybe they just don’t think it’s a big deal and don’t see why a party is important. I can understand that it would make you feel bad though!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

Why don’t you call them and tell them how much it would mean for them to attend.  Maybe they are bad RSVP’ers or not really b’day people – or introverts, etc!

I think if you reached out to them (even if they can’t make it, in the end) it will be a positive gesture!

btw, kudos to you for helping him celebrate this milestone!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Two words….DONT WORRY (about it) lol. If they come, great! If they don’t come, oh well. Your SO will be thrilled that you planned something special for him. I would concentrate on making the event special and let the who shows up be the least of your worries. The people who come will want to be there and that is what matters.

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