Toddler Birthday Bash Or Royal Wedding?

Which Would You Rather Miss?

Toddler Birthday Bash Or Royal Wedding?

It's May! Which, in my house, means only one thing. Royal wedding season.

If you're already rolling your eyes, I suggest you click elsewhere and give this post a swerve.

I'm not ashamed to admit it; I am seriously looking forward to watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot. What's not to love? Pomp, pageantry, glamour!

I had to laugh, though, when I read a post on a certain parenting site to the effect that one mum is trying to work out whether it's rude or unreasonable of her to turn down an invitation to a child's birthday party cos she'd rather stay home and watch the Royal wedding.

It got me wondering what kind of mother books a birthday bash at the same time as the wedding of the year.

But seriously, it did have me wondering if there are two types of mum – those who put their precious offspring's party plans ahead of Royalty, and those who wouldn't dream of missing a day in front of the telly box ogling oligarchs.

So, which one are you? Would you be the mum throwing the birthday party that clashes with the Royal nuptials? Or are you the mum who will be working out reasons to explain why your child can't attend his or her little buddy's birthday party, without disclosing that you'd frankly rather watch Royalty get spliced?

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  • Joyce S.

    It's my birthday that day so I don't care to be honest. Once you've seen the dress the rest and the commentary about every little thing gets very boring!

  • Esther C.

    My daughter's party IS on the day!! Not until 2.30 but I hope people still come :joy:

  • Gemma E.

    My daughter's birthday is that day. That's more important. The wedding can be recorded.

  • Donna L.

    I'd just record it, it's not like I know them or anything so other commitments would come first :smile:

  • Mandi C.

    I'd rather be at a birthday party than watch that rubbish

  • Sharon B.

    My sons 5th birthday, and his party are on that day. The playbarn it's at is having something for it so that's a compromise

  • Katie N.

    I’ll be glad to have an excuse not to watch it.

  • Jilly S.

    Is this a joke? Who’s going to prioritise a strangers wedding on tv over events in their own life?

  • Grace A.

    Will they have jelly and a ball pit at the Royal wedding? I think not. So I'd rather be at a toddler party.

  • Susan W.

    Oh for gods sake as if youd let your kid down to see a strangets wedding, rediculous question

  • Stacy R.

    I'm not a royalist by any means (can't see the point of them myself but heyho) but I am a user of the "certain parenting site" and did see the original post.

    It's a 7th birthday party and she wasn't talking about making her child miss the party, just stating that she would rather not wait or have her husband take their child instead so she could watch as she is a big fan of the royals which the hosts know as they're close friends.

  • Carla C.

    Well seen as we don’t personally know the royals... I think I’d be spending my time at the party with the family and friends we do!

  • Helen C.

    My daughter's party is on the day too... But I booked it first...!

  • Vicki P.

    My son's 6th birthday party is on and everyone is still coming. Most people can press record nowadays and it will plastered all over internet anyway.

  • Julie F.

    You can watch it on catch up if you actually want to watch it, tbh as much as I like harry I couldn't care less about the wedding

  • Claire D.

    Ffs :joy: imagine ! party’s cancelled I need to celebrate a strangers wedding

  • Shelly J.

    My son *5* has a party to go to on that day, myself nor any other of the mum's care about the wedding.

  • Leanna H.

    My daughter is having a party that day 11-1

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