Post # 1
A friend of FH and former friend of mine invited FH and I to her son’s second birthday party. (Little backstory- she was fairly good friends of FH and I, then did some selfish things. FH forgave her since she was going through some stress, and while I understand his POV, I no longer care to associate with her.) We won’t know anyone else there besides her husband and we don’t have kids. We aren’t close to her son. We don’t have conflicting plans, but FH and I don’t have much time together. I went to his first birthday by myself (FH had to work) and had a miserable time. FH is on the fence; he thinks it will be boring but that this is an important event for her and since we were invited, we should try to go to be nice and supportive. I think that particularly if you don’t have kids, that children’s birthday parties are usually boring and only go if I am either close to the child or it’s family or a close friend, and I don’t think this qualifies.
When do you go to children’s birthday parties?
Post # 3
ive skipped my own niece and nephews birthday parties because they werent significant (1st, 5th, 16th, 18th and 21st are the important ones) and/or i had better things to do (meaning not attend a childs birthday party) and they still love me 🙂
Post # 4
I wouldnt go if I were you, if it was family or a very close friend I would say go but since its not I wouldnt worry about it, I doubt they will even notice
Post # 5
I really only attend kid’s parties if I’m close to the parents and hang out with them and actually know the kids. If not, then I pass. I don’t have kids either so it’s not on the top of my priority list.
If you’re not close then I wouldn’t really worry about it.
Post # 6
The only ones who HAVE to attend a child’s birthday parties are the parents. Inviting friends without kids? Reaching.
I wouldn’t bother to go. The kid won’t care and it sounds like it will be awkward for you.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t go, the kid doesn’t know you so why should you? I don’t go to my neices birthdays b/c I’m not all that close to my SIL.
Post # 8
I never understood inviting DINKS to kids bday parties if they arent relatives, shoot, I barely invited the relatives. Don’t go, it just seems like they are reaching for this one.
Post # 9
I think you have to go if you are a parent, aunt /uncle, or grandma/grandpa. Other than that it is your choice. If my neice or nephew was having a birthday party, I would of course be there. They love me and showing up to celebrate their birthday is just what you do. I wouldn’t miss my own daughter’s birthday party for anything in the world. It will be a long time before I am a grandparent.
Post # 10
Don’t go. I don’t go to friends kids bday parties, except the ones when they are really small, because then it is more for the adults then the kids. WE don’t plan on having kids, so I don’t feel bad not going to the parties. The only ones we make sure to go to are our nieces and nephews