Birthday Parties.

United States
June 28, 2007 10:23am CST
The birthday party circuit in my town is just crazy. Last weekend my Daughter Emily went to a party for a girl I'd never heard of, and apparently Emily only knew her from a few weeks of summer camp! When Emily's birthday rolls around in February, I don't have to invite all those peoples whose parties she's attended do I?
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Au Contraire! Of course, you do. If they find out that they were not invited to Emily's party even though she was invited to their, her name will be mud in the social scene. Go buy extra invitations now!
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• United States
28 Jun 07
LOL OK but she is only 7.
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@axter69 (379)
28 Jun 07
yea my kids are in nursary now and it seems every other week there is another party to go to.... and then there is the ones you host your self, what a stress but what a joy to see your kids having fun
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• United States
28 Jun 07
They do love parties.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
29 Jun 07
That is up to Emily who she wants to invite- How old is Emily? I wouldn’t think you had to invite people you don’t know- Your daughter went and took a present- I would say just because she invited her doesn’t mean Emily has to invite her- Birthday parties are great aren’t they? Lol especially girls- We’re past that stage now- we do a small party- My daughter has a few friends over and we go to the movies- and then sleepover. Simple!
• United States
30 Jun 07
Emily will be 8 in Feb.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
You probably wouldn't have to but i remember how much fun it was when i had parties & everyone arrived, so many people to play with & the more people, the more presents you get - LOL! Kids love presents! So i guess if you invite them all then there will be more fun, more pressies & you're daughter will have loads more fun! Just give it a shot & see how it goes, then your daughter can decide the following year who she still likes & wants to invite to the next one!
• United States
30 Jun 07
Yeah i guess iy couldnt hurt.
• United States
28 Jun 07
No you do not have to invite all the little frinds/aquaintances if you do not want to or can't afford it. I do not feel children need lots of kids at their birthday parties. It is the parents showing off or is it the kids wanting more gifts? I think if invites are passed out in school then the whole class needs to be invited because of kids feelings getting hurt for not being invited. If you do not want to invite the whole class then mail invites or pass invites out other times then an school. When my kids had parties I limited it to 5 or 6 of my kids firends I could not afford any more than that. One time we got boboli bread and made indiviual pizza's for our daughter. One time for the boys goodie bags we went to costco and bought baseball cards and gummy worms and divided them up and put them in paper sacks. The boys loved the gummy worms. I planed a few games not a lot and the parties lasted a three or four hours. I made sure the kids parents knew when to pick them up before the parents drove out of the drive way. We lived in the county so I could stop them.
• United States
28 Jun 07
I have had many parties for my kids and honestly 9 out of 10 times their friends dont show up.
@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Well it depends, are you planning just a family party or a birthday party with friends? If it's with friends, then I would invite them all. When my kids were little, the more the merrier. It really wasn't a problem for me to let them invite everyone, my kids had more fun when there were lots of kids.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Yeah i usually allow them to invite friends.
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
28 Jun 07
No you don't have to but the more the merrier and Emily would probably love a big party! So if I were you then I would invite them (that is if Emily wants to) Let her decide who she wants to invite!
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Yeah that is what I usually do.