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    Default Who do you invite to your kids parties?

    Ok so I'm you may have noticed by another thread of mine that I'm quite anxious about ds1 going off to 4yr old kindy in 2012.

    Thinking and planning his 4th birthday. He has 30 kids in his class so do all the kids get an invite or just the ones he's closest too? I guess if all get invited not all will come anyway but if they do having 30 kids over doesn't bother me although dh is having a heart attack thinking about it.

    He has been going to daycare and 3yr kindy so I have a fair idea who his closest friends thus far are but also we live in a small town so wouldn't want anyone to be offended if their child doesn't get an invite and risk our ds not getting an invite to someone's birthday down the track.

    Argh advise please

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    Hm, normally I say just invite the ones he is closest to. At that age they do have friends and dont even want to play with every child in their group. Inviting all 30 kids puts a lot of pressure on the other families to do the same...
    If you invite all the kids he likes, he should get an invite back from them? I remember not being invited to some parties, but I didnt like the kid anyway so...

    On the other hand, I live in the city, not a small town so no idea of other rules apply

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    At our school most only invite all the kids of the same sex, which halves it. Personally though I would only invite the kids they consider friends... Just would keep it a bit quiet.

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    I tend to only do close friends. No more than ten. As they get older (around 9 or 10) that turns into one friend and we do something extra special instead of a party.

    Be warned there are groups of mums that will tell you, to your face that you are rude and nasty if you don't invite the whole class. The funny thing is by gr3 they don't do it anymore either.

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    Mine are 6 and 4 and we live in a small farming community, I haven't done a party for every birthday, but when I do, I invite the whole class, plus siblings. Not everyone does, and I don't feel offended or anything if my kids aren't invited to anothers party - I'll still invite that child to our party.

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    Awesome loving6 - things to look forward to!

    I think when he's 4 he can choose 4 friends, 5 he can choose 5 etc. though invites with CLEARLY state 'parents required for duration of the party' there will be no dropping & running

    Then I'll invite family & our friends (all of whom have kids) to celebrate with us.

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    Hi 👋

    Our DD2 started kinder this year and we had a party, invited roughly 15-20 from school mostly the people she liked, and not all were in her class. We also invited friends outside of school and of course all of her cousins which are around her age.

    To our surprise we had 35+ kids, was a very busy day to say the least but lots of fun for DD2... In saying that not many of the children return invites but they don't all have parties either 😉

    I'd just invite whom your child likes as its their day and you want them to feel at their most comfortable 😊


 

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