Andrew’s birthday is coming soon! For his party this year, he wanted to invite his classmates to come over to our house. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal…but it kind of is. His classmates live all over the city and WE don’t really live in a central location for everyone. So…I’m not really sure how/if this will work, but here’s what we did:
I designed a simple invite with the basics on the front. Then, I made a little pocket on the side (by attaching some paper on the back with one side left open).
In the pocket, I added a little note to each parent. At this point I’ve met all of the parents…I even know some of their names! So, I wrote each parent to explain that this would be a small party with just classmates (so you better come dang it!). ;)
Then, Andrew wrote a little note to each classmate too.
Our last attempt at a classmate birthday party lured 3-4 of his 12 classmates…and those kids all lived near us! And it doesn’t seem like his classmates have birthday parties where they invite other classmates. Maybe they have more family in the area than we do and just invite family? Or maybe there is some kind of Special Ed thing at play here where everyone is worried about how it would go with all of those (awesome) kids? Anyway…I have no idea what it is…but we are just going to keep trying! I am hoping for at least two kids! Fingers crossed!