VGood and Magnate are celebrating their birthdays soon – 7th and 2nd, respectively, just a week apart. I initially thought of planning just one party for both of them. That would be more cost-efficient. But as I drew up the guest list, I realized it won’t be a simple and small party as I initially intended it to be.
Nate has quite a number of playmates and fans (read: yayas of the playmates, hehe) in the neighborhood. Why, my son has a social life, after all! Of course, the ever-sociable VGood started naming all her friends in school, and even her Chinese tutors… In short, it seems I will go over the budget.
Then a thought occurred to me: why don’t we, instead, go on a getaway – someplace where there’s water, sand, horses and rest – even for just a weekend? I made a call to a beach resort we’ve been wanting to visit. The rates seem fair enough, and I’ve read good reviews. Compared to a kiddie party, we will spend just a little lesser with a family getaway, and still within the budget.
On the other hand, a kiddie party would surely be fun! Happy memories from celebrations are priceless treasures. But… so are family vacations, right?
Kiddie party vs. weekend getaway – the pros and cons are debating in my mind. Technohub has not been helpful at all, telling me “Ikaw na bahala dyan” each time I asked his opinion (buti sana kung hindi niya ako aawayin if we go over the budget). And with days coming and going so fast, I’m running out of time.
The kids… well, the kids like to have a party and go to the beach! (kaloka)
What do you think, friends? Help me make up my mind. I’d be grateful for your inputs. Any party venues you might suggest are also welcome. (Am running out of ideas!)