Birthday Party Drama: AITA for Not Rescheduling my Party?

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A man born on a leap year is causing conflict in his family after his stepmom asked to reschedule his birthday party for her son's benefit. The stepmom had planned a vacation during the original party date, but when she found out about the celebration, she asked to move it to a later date. The man refused, stating that his close family members couldn't attend the new date. The stepmom is upset that her son won't be able to attend the family gathering and says that this may be the last chance for everyone to get together. The man's father is currently out of the country and not involved in the argument. Do you think the man is being unreasonable or is his stepmom overreacting?

Birthday clash: celebrating my 21st with my new stepbrother?

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

Stepmom leaves on my birthday: AITA for not rescheduling?

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

Stepmom's overreaction to grandma's invitation causes party drama.

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

Grandma's leap year confusion causes drama at birthday party 🎉

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

Can't cancel my party, AITA? Family hasn't gathered in a year.

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

🎉Birthday party dilemma: Grandma wants to reschedule, AITA for refusing?

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

Weekend party or family feud? Choosing priorities 🤔

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

Stepmom demands reschedule of party for son's sake. AITA?

goinggoinggone398 | goinggoinggone398

Dad's convenient excuse: 🤔 avoiding drama or being irresponsible? 🤷

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Birthday drama! AITA for not rescheduling my party? 🎉🎂

Turning 21 is a big deal, but for this Redditor, it's become a big headache. Their stepmom has booked a holiday out of town with their stepbrother, and it falls on the same day as their birthday party. When asked to reschedule the party, the Redditor refused, citing that most of their close family members wouldn't be able to attend on the suggested date. The stepmom is upset that her son won't be able to meet the family, and tensions are running high. This leaves the Redditor wondering if they're in the wrong. What do you think? Read on for the comments and reactions.

NTA for not rescheduling party due to stepmom's unreasonable behavior 🎉

b3jabbers | b3jabbers

OP's stepmom thinks they won't celebrate birthday because of leap year 🤦‍♂️

Stoat__King | Stoat__King

Stepmom's hypocrisy and selfishness exposed in WTF story. NTA.

GoddessOfMagic | GoddessOfMagic

Stepmom's contradictory behavior causes drama over birthday party 🎂

ollyator | ollyator

Dad hides while causing family drama: NTA wins lotto 🎉

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21 and no stepmom relationship needed. Birthday drama ensues.

jamesko1989 | jamesko1989

Stepmom's lack of planning makes NTA reschedule birthday party 🎉

Obakewriter | Obakewriter

NTA for celebrating a birthday every year, despite leap year.

Lucy_Nell | Lucy_Nell

Savage yet satisfying: A birthday party hijack gone wrong 😂

FoxTofu | FoxTofu

Stepmother forgot about birthday, lying about misunderstanding Leap Year. 🎉

Even_Speech570 | Even_Speech570

Don't let a one-month-old relationship ruin your birthday party 🎉💁‍♀️ NTA

Ikbenikk | Ikbenikk

Hold your ground! 🎉 Your stepmom was selfish and wrong.

rippleintheocean | rippleintheocean

Cancel the party! It's not worth risking lives. ☠️

bowedacious22 | bowedacious22

Extended family's absence makes rescheduling pointless. NTA 👍

Wel_ok | Wel_ok

Birthdays can be tough for some, especially when they fall on significant dates. 🎂

JanuarySoCold | JanuarySoCold

ESH comments on pandemic safety and travel restrictions.

Big_Science2860 | Big_Science2860

Stepmom's behavior towards you is unacceptable. NTA 🎉

Mammoth9808 | Mammoth9808

Birthdays matter, even on leap years! 🎉

b_ootay_ful | b_ootay_ful

Step-family visit overshadows birthday, NTA. 🤷‍♀️

crying_boobs | crying_boobs

It's your party, not theirs 🎉🎂 Enjoy your day!

rich-tma | rich-tma

Stepmother's absence from party: NTA, dad needs to step up 👍

angeliniana | angeliniana

Stepmom tells employee with Leap Day birthday she can't have off. NTA.

Iwoulddiefcftbatk | Iwoulddiefcftbatk

Confusion reigns in this NTA comment 🤔

Account3689 | Account3689

Celebrate your birthday on your terms 🎂🎉 Don't let anyone else dictate it

WritPositWrit | WritPositWrit

Don't take the blame for someone else's lack of forethought 😒

jacano5 | jacano5

Age is just a number! 🎉 NTA for not rescheduling.

Neolord9000 | Neolord9000

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Is her freak out genuine or just for show? 🤔

SuperWhoLockJones | SuperWhoLockJones

Dad avoiding responsibility? NTA stands up for themselves 🙌

Unhappysong-6653 | Unhappysong-6653

Stepmom shouldn't assume, NTA for enjoying your birthday party 🎉

Summoning-Freaks | Summoning-Freaks

MiL forgot your birthday and is annoyed she can't play perfect stepmother. NTA 🎂

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Not his family, not his problem 🤷‍♂️

One-Database-1386 | One-Database-1386

Supportive comment calling out family members, NTA 👏

type1error | type1error

Stepmom causing birthday drama during pandemic. NTA for not rescheduling.

jake34959 | jake34959

No harm in rescheduling, but setting boundaries is important 🎂👍

MrJ_Sar | MrJ_Sar

Celebrate your birthday, not your father's new family. 🎉🎂

Sfb208 | Sfb208

Step-mom assumes no birthday celebration, plans around OP. NTA.

yellowchaitea | yellowchaitea

Stepmom forgets birthday, blames leap year. NTA for celebrating.

Winterlong | Winterlong

Stepmom's true colors revealed: NTA for not rescheduling party 🎉

perhapsnew | perhapsnew

Mixed feelings, more to the story 🤔

RusevDayToday | RusevDayToday

Party during pandemic? ESH agrees, read the comments 😷🎉

popsqueak | popsqueak

Stepmom's crayons are not OP's problem. NTA 😊

godrestsinreason | godrestsinreason

NTA for not rescheduling party due to entitled friend's request 🎉

JustNeedAName154 | JustNeedAName154

🎉 Party during a pandemic? NTA, but some disagree. 🦠

fknjaay | fknjaay

Virtual wishes > family drama. NTA 🎉👏

monkeybot99 | monkeybot99

Risking a pandemic for a birthday party? 🤔 ESH

YouKnowNothingJonS | YouKnowNothingJonS

Stepmom prioritizes vacation over stepdaughter's birthday, NTA for not rescheduling.

Maddy-Jane-Darcy | Maddy-Jane-Darcy

Don't let someone else's lack of brain cells ruin your party 🎉

Rosyface_ | Rosyface_

Stepmom tries to find a way to be part of party 🎉

Bardez | Bardez