(Closed) How far after (or before) your birthday should have have a party?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How close in proximity to your b'day should a party be held? (vote for as many as you think apply)
    Within a few days : (12 votes)
    20 %
    Within a week : (25 votes)
    42 %
    Within two weeks : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Within three weeks : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Within four weeks (regardless if it spills over into another month) : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Within the calendar month your b'day falls : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other... : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’d usually say within a week, like the weekend before or after the actual day. unless you’re doing a joint party with someone else–like, my bday is the 10th of a month and my college roommate’s is the 31st, so we used to have a joint party sometime in the middle when we lived together

    Post # 4
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    my birthday usually lasts the weekend before, week of and weekend after.  I think generally you should be able to cover the festivities in the 9 days surrounding the actual day. I’d make exception perhaps for milestone birthdays or if a birthday ends up being shared. Ie) dh’s parents are the same age born in July and August.  For their 60th we threw a joint party at the beginning of august. 

    My SIL is aug 20 and I’m sept 5 though and she’s always liked to celebrate her bday on the labour day weekend and I find that really annoying.  Could be more because she’s totally spoiled though and refuses to let my inlaws put my name on the cake or give me a gift at “her” party even if it actually ends up falling on my birthday.

    Post # 5
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I will say other, depending the circumstances. My daughter birthday will be celebrated on Summer(she was born in December) because for her sweet sixteen she wants a pool party themed(outdoor) My son birthday in in March, but due that i am in temporary disability due to pregnancy, I will do it next month. So I will have more time to plan

    Post # 6
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I usually try for the Friday or Saturday closest to my birthday.  But I don’t make a big deal about birthdays.  

    Post # 7
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I usually go for the Friday or Saturday closest to my birthday and it’s BIG deal, but for our 30th next year Darling Husband and I will probably have a joint party half-way between our two birthdays (so mid-January) or just make my usual celebration bigger and point out to everyone it’s for him too.

    Post # 8
    2967 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i said within 4 weeks, but i also think it depends on the circumstances. we threw my grandma an 80th birthday party, but her birthday is on christmas eve, so we waited to have her party in february for 2 reasons:

    -the holidays are a crazy/expensive time (and we had a lot of out of towners), so we wanted to wait until things were a little calmer.

    -central california (where i’m from and where her party was) has awful winter fog and it’s especially scary to drive in if you’re not used to it (and i know a lot of family would have declined for that reason), so we waited until late winter when fog wouldn’t be as likely.

    Post # 9
    4044 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d say, whenever you feel like it. If you care to celebrate being 23.3 more power to you!

    I don’t think it has to be on your birthday or really close. It wouldn’t be fair to people with holiday birthdays. If it has to be within a day then people born Dec 25th would never get a party 🙁

    Post # 10
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My birthday is on a Sunday this year, and I’d want to celebrate that weekend.

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