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    I dont think its a big deal. We quite often attend parties where we are asked to bring a plate to share.

    It should be about getting together and celebrating not about a free feed. What are friends for if it helps the parents out to put on a nice day for all the children?

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    I wouldn't ever do it but I'd be totally fine with bringing my kids their own food because I know it will be healthier hehe no sugar and fairy bread so meh wouldn't bother me but I'd never ask iykwim.

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    I remember going to Maccas parties, my parents never paid though.. the parents of the birthday child would pay. For my son's third b-day this year we invited his childcare buddies for the first time, we paid for the venue and catered. He has since been to a friend from CC's birthday at a play centre, the parents covered entry and catered.

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    @Pearlygirl I agree. Whatever happened to sharing and pot luck get togethers? Not everyone can afford to feed large groups for birthdays.

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    Yeah i think it's odd. I don't see why they can't just make it a afternoon cake and play thing, like after lunch. Surely they can organise their kids cake?

    Id probably be a little put out by it tbh. Its understandable not being able to afford to do much and still wanting to enjoy your kids b'day, but instead of putting the expenses on the guests - cut corners... save money. Keep it simple.

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    hi

    OP i agree with some others...maybe im old fashioned but a party is providing some food, even if its just some chips and lollies and a cake ie start at 10 finish at 12 type of thing. i would probably still go if my child was good friends with the child but its not something that i would feel comfortable "hosting" myself....my DS recently went to a party in park the parents put on a small but good spread of lollies etc and sandwiches and a homemade cake and the kids loved it. personally its just common decency to me..i would have tended to think that maybe the parents cannot afford it but it does sound like a pattern. and i never had to pay as a guest at a party or maccas or a funpark party when i was young so i guess thats why it seems unusual to me.

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    I grew up in the 80's and never once was asked to bring food, nor pay for a maccas party. In fact it was considered rude to invite people over to eat (be it a kids party, dinner party) and expect others to cater for it.

    If you can't afford some chips, lollies and a few packs of party pies don't throw a party. JMO

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    We recently held a party for dd1. We did a sausage sizzle in the park and provided a salad, water and cordial for drinks and a couple packets of crisps with dip. We stated to family if they wanted different meat then bring your own likewise with drinks. We did not have lollies or lolly bags for the kids but we had a lolly filled cake. It's kind of expected there will be a party meal of sorts provided by parents of the birthday child. At the least $7 pack of Coles sausages and a couple $1 loaves of bread.

    What would I do... I would get the child a cheap gift cos it may be the only present they get. But we would still attend the event because dd1 has been invited to a byo everything, including entry to a indoor playground, party and we were the only attendees. The poor child.

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    It's very strange, personally I feel if you are hosting you need to provide something, and they're not even the venue!!

    Byo / share a plate is only acceptable if the host is also providing items and it's close family or friends.

    Sausages in bread is cheap as, plus buy a few packets of chips when on sale, some watermelon, poppers when on sale and you're catered.

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    I agree that the parents should be providing food as well but i see no issue with asking guests to bring a plate to share? I love attending kids parties and making treats to bring along

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