DS is turning 9 next month and we told him that he wont be having a big party this year because he had a massive (rather expensive) party last year. We told him he can have 3 friends come over, go to the movies and then have a sleepover...he is fine with this and is looking forward to it.
What I am thinking though is that on his actual birthday (a weekday but during school holidays) taking him to an indoor play centre....I want to tell people we know with kids that they are more than welcome to come for a play there but will need to pay for their kids entry themselves. Kind of like "we are going to go to xyz on his birthday for a bit of a play so if you want to come down, feel free to". I dont care if nobody turns up, but I figure there might be some parents who wouldnt mind coming along...Im just wondering if this is an ok request?
I will also say that they dont need to bring him a present as its not an actual party...and DS will be told this aswell so he knows not to expect anything from anyone who happens to turn up.
So yeah....would you be offended if someone invited you to come for a play but you had to pay for your own kids (including any food/drink they might want while there)? Also, how can I word it so it doesnt sound rude? "Come on down but dont expect me to pay for anything" just doesnt seem to have a nice ring to it