Small house for a 3yr old birthday party

We live in a 2 bedroom house and having my son’s 3rd birthday party there in December. My husband had the idea of friends with kids to schedule the party 12-4 and have relatives come 3-6pm. Or just have everyone come? Last year it got really tight. Has anyone ever done this?

  • Jessi
    Nov 21, 2018

    My friend did this. Unfortunately, she didn’t explain to the family that there was a kid party before and the reason for the staggered times, so they ended up showing early. I would just make sure to explain to your family your reasons so you don’t end up with too many people at one time.

  • Elle
    Nov 22, 2018

    Staggered time is good. Suggest putting an hour in between to give yourselves a bit of a break, opportunity to clean up, put out new food, etc.

  • Vicki
    Nov 22, 2018

    Try rearranging and or removing unnecessary furniture. Our downstairs is big but the layout and flow is terrible so it gets really cramped during parties.

  • Victoria
    Nov 24, 2018


  • Lindsey
    Nov 25, 2018

    I ended up making friends at 12-4 and family 2-6. Most of my friend have kids his age and my nieces so they will be there that time. The only person I need to tell what’s happening is my father-in-law. He comes over an hour early. But even when I tell him I assume he’s going to disregard it and come anytime he wants. 😂but he’ll be the one dealing with 12kids screaming and running around.