I also have a situation that I'd like you all to weigh in on. It's not one of the more serious issues that we face, but an issue none the less.
MK's 4th birthday is a month away. She has never had a party with 'friends'. Ever since she went to her cousin's Princess party last month, she has been wanting one of her own. That's not the problem. Of course I'll throw her a princess party for her birthday! Here's where it gets all complicated for me though.....
I have a short guest list. Her two cousins, and a little girl from our old neighborhood. They are on the list because they know MK and she knows them, and they all love each other. I have thought about inviting some of the little girls from church, but I don't want them to come just because they're being nice to 'the little handicapped girl' - does that make sense? I don't mind having a small guest list. I just wonder if should invite neighborhood kids to help them get more used to her, and teach them that she's just like them, or if I should keep it to those who truly love her and treat her normally already. What do you all think?
The second issue for me is what to do at the party. If it's MK's party, I want to plan things that she can DO herself, not just watch the other kids do. But if I do that, will it be too boring for the other kids? I feel like I have to take our guests into consideration too.
Any opinions? Or suggestions on things to do at a Princess Tea Party?