DS just turned 4. His party is scheduled for this Saturday. I passed out (clipped to DC cubbies) his invitations 3 weeks ago. I have only heard from 3 kids in his class and they all said no. Right now there are only 6 kids coming, 5 are our neighbors and 1 is his little girlfriend who used to go to his DC. I feel so sad for DS that so few kids are coming to his party and I am sad for myself because I am shelling out big bucks for a firetruck and cake and favors and nobody is coming.
Anyway, since this is his 1st "friends" party I am clueless and have some questions.
1. The party is 2-4. I figured this was good because it is after lunch but before dinner so I would just have some fruit salad and popcorn and then cake & ice cream and juice boxes & water. Some people I talked to got their knickers all in a twist because if they are going to a party they expect to be FED. Should I be providing pizza or something?
2. I will have juice and water for the kids. I plan on also having some soda and water for the parents. Should I also have beer/wine? Is that weird at a kids party? What is the norm here?
3. The party starts at 2 but the firetruck won't arrive until 2:30. I planned on just letting the kids play in the yard until the truck arrived. Should I have some sort of organized game planned? The fireman who is coming is going to do a fire safety class and then some other fire related games, so I don't know what I would plan.
4. Do people usually bring food to these parties?? One of the neighborhood Mom's said she was bringing a dessert. This just seemed weird to me.
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