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    Default Kids birthday party etiquette..

    Do you invite your child's whole class to your kids b'day party? or just some kids? is there an etiquette? I have some friends saying yes invite the whole class as it's not fair on others as the child is friendly with all the kids, I have another friend saying no big deal... my dd is friends with both boys and girls... so I can't just invite girls... as she wants some of the male friends to come too... but i'd be looking at about 22 kids with outside school friends even if 10 or so don't come, and have parents there too. is it crazy or not? she will be 5.

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    I usually give a limit of how many they can invite, I would never invite the whole class though.

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    If it's going to be most of the class, I would say invite the whole class. I think it's not 'fair' to only leave out 3 or 4. It's the first year we have been at school. We have invited all the boys of his class. Next time though I think I will say you can invite 12 friends as his class will change yet he still might keep his friends from this class iykwim

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    I would give a limit..

    I'll be doing this next year as its our first birthday party with the school kids invited.. I'll be allowing a couple extra incase some can't make it..

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    Set a limit. I usually limit to either 8 or 10.

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    I try to limit based on the age of the child. Also we are working on the idea of having a "bigger" party for even years, "smaller" party for odd years.

    So this year DD1 was 9 so we took 3 friends to the local pool, whereas DD2 was 6 so we took 6 friends to an indoor party / play centre.

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    ok I think I will keep it at around 8 kids. I have a feeling it would be too hectic with that many ppl around. they will have fun anyway, there will be a jumping castle etc.

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    Mmm. I think perhaps considering the age of the child- she's 5, they don't need anything fancy to have fun, plus it's her first year at school so it's a good way to meet the parents- you could just invite everyone and go to the park and keep it simple like that. Ask parents to bring a plate in lieu of a gift. That is just me though. I like meeting other parents, and we are new-ish to the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missbean View Post
    Mmm. I think perhaps considering the age of the child- she's 5, they don't need anything fancy to have fun, plus it's her first year at school so it's a good way to meet the parents- you could just invite everyone and go to the park and keep it simple like that. Ask parents to bring a plate in lieu of a gift. That is just me though. I like meeting other parents, and we are new-ish to the area.
    that's a pretty good idea. lol. didn't think of that.

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    We have had parties with the whole class and another where only a few from the classes were invited and all the kids spoke about it as they got to be superheros.

    Finances play a huge factor and also depends on the party. This year i had a photographer and we did bowling so no way in the world was i going to pay for 26 kids to bowl plus food etc. I wanted a photographer so had to als factor in that cost too as i refuse to do another party without one.

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