Friday, January 16, 2009

An Alien and an Army Guy go Bowling...

There should be a support group for mothers who are planning birthday parties for triplets. Here's the situation... Everybody wants to be King For The Day, and usually a birthday is a perfect excuse for bestowing that title. However, that becomes a little difficult when three in a house share the same special day. So how would you remedy this particular dilemma?

OK--solve this... Each of The Buddies has a different theme in mind. How do you feel about a Sci Fi-GI Joe-Bowling party? Doesn't that sound delightful?

Or how about this little detail... The Buddies are in three different classes at school (and at church). Who do you invite? All 60 kids from the three school classes? I'm seriously considering letting each kid invite only one friend... Is that mean?

The kinks in the planning keep getting more complicated. We can be sci fi aliens and wear camouflage anywhere, but the bowling actually requires a specific location (a bowling ally--follow along, please!). Our favorite bowling ally is about 30 minutes away, and I don't have enough car seats to safely transport everyone. Would it be obnoxious to ask the parents to drive their kids that far and then ask them to come back and get them?

Then there's always the gift thing... Will the guests feel like they have to bring three gifts? Should they bring three gifts? What if each Buddy invites one friend and then two of the Buddy Friends bring great gifts and the third is a dud... Then what?

And lastly--just to make the day really complicated, how do I deliver donuts and celebrate the day at school in three different classes at the same time? Suggestions? Anyone???

I think I need to be cloned (twice). Does anyone have connections for that kind of thing?


Diane said...

I don't have triplets, but I do have to sons with birthdays only two days apart. I personally hate doing birthday parties. I am always happy when they are over.

I don't do the whole treats for the class thing. I mean it's their birthday, why should you have to bring treats? But then again I am just being lazy and never wanted to bother with that.

The gift thing sounds hard too. I would tell the friend's parents to just bring a gift for their personal friend, not all three, that gets to ge too much.

Next year bribe them with a super, big, cool gift instead of a party. I love doing that.

Good luck!

heartsfullofjoy said...

this proves something that i've been pondering for some time....didn't your little blob blurb used to say something like "i am a typical wife & mother"? can you be a mother of triplets and be a "typical" wife and mother? i think maybe not.

i don't think it would be mean to invite only one friend each, or to ask other parents to help drive, especially if you explain the situation. i'm all into simple.

mia & noah's birthdays are two days apart, but it is nothing like this situation. let us know how it goes.

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