How To Handle A Christmas Birthday While Traveling?

How To Handle A Christmas Birthday While Traveling?

Janel Laban
Nov 18, 2009

Q:My daughter will be two on Christmas and I am trying to come up with a fun, simple, and yet memorable way to celebrate her birthday. The problem is that we do a lot of traveling around the holidays. This year, we will be staying with some of my husband's family in Minneapolis and it seems a little impolite to ask them to let us host a birthday party at their home on top of all of the Christmas preparations that will be going on.

It also seems awkward to expect his family to buy extra gifts for her, especially when we have not been in the habit of sending gifts for all of their children's birthdays earlier in the year. I would normally just have a party for her a few weeks before her actual birthday, but we just recently moved here and don't know very many people with kids around the same age as ours.

Last year we made her a cake and sang "Happy Birthday" after Christmas dinner, which was sweet, but this year we'd really like to have a party for her. Do you guys have any suggestions? What would you do if it were your daughter?

Sent by Elizabeth

Editor: Do you have a Santa Baby? Have you found yourself in Jennifer's situation? How did you handle it? Even if you haven't - do you have some advice to share? Please let us know in the comments below...thanks!

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