For those of you who follow my social media platforms you will have seen that I planned and created my daughters 13th Birthday Party.... and if you know me even a little, you will know that we host 2 parties on the SAME day for the birthday girl. Why you may ask?
The simple reason is this:
1) We have a "kids" party for our kid, so she can invite the other kids in her class and hang out with them, all surrounded by a theme and with appropriate activities and games etc.
2) Then we have a second party later that day for family (usually with a 1 and a half hour gap between parties). Because its better for Granny and Grandpa and Aunts and Uncles to be able to talk to the birthday girl and not have to put up with other strangers children they don't know trying to take over her time and the food we've set up.