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    Hi all just after some advise. Ds1 turns four in four weeks. We have up up until now just had family and friends but this year ds1 wants to invite daycare friends! How does this work.. the mums come yeah? Do l invite to XXX and mum? Is it awkward because no one really knows each other? Would I invite family as well or do something seperate?

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    We have the one big party as I can never bear the thought of doing it all twice. We've got a massive family so even the smallest gathering is huge.

    Could you limit it to maybe 5 friends that your DS can invite? My DS doesn't go to daycare but we've been to friends' parties where they've invited daycare friends. It's never been an issue with the mums not knowing each other - most people mingle.

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    Thanks I might do a daycare party and then a small family dinner

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    Have the daycare party at a indoor playcentre, that way its not so akward and the mums can get themselves a coffee, you can make it a 1 and half hour party.
    And you can order a kids party platter from the cafe.
    Then have a family thing at home.

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    It is a great way to get to know others when kids get invites. We have been to a few with DD3 now and as they all turn 4...there will be more. We go, socialise, help supervise if needed and it makes it nicer for the kids as they build up nice friendships outside the walls of daycare. At dd's party last year she had 2 kids from daycare, 2 kids from her kindergym class and an assortment of friends kids.....it was great!

    From my experience....parents stay at parties up until about 7ish...then most will drop and run lol

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    You can invite his daycare friends - it's implied parents attend too so no need to write 'Tom and parent'. It doesn't matter if you don't know the parents, it's a good way to meet them! I am now quite good friends with the other parents at DS's daycare, just from meeting thm at parties, plus running into each other at drop-offs. We have play dates etc. and complain about the joys of parenting


 

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