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    Default Spin off of a spin off!!! - parties

    At what age would you feel comfortable leaving your child at a party? Does it make a difference how well you know the hosts?

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    I have left nearly 4 year old DS at 2 parties last month as they were both on a Saturday and I had to work - but one was his best friend ( my girlfriend) and the other was a pre school friend ( I was only gone from that party for an hour and a half ) normally I would stay at this age but DS is very independent and wouldn't even notice me!

    I've got DS 4th birthday party in 3 weeks and a few of the pre school mums asked if they could just dump their kids which is fine as it's in a play centre and they can't escape!

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    If I ever have a birthday party for my 4-5 year old I'm going to say parents have to stay! No way I am going to be responsible for keeping an eye on 50 kids especially at an indoor play centre with hidden tunnels and strangers !
    My two are enough for me!

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    I have dumped and run twice this year. DS was 6, almost 7 at the time and he was fine as the parties were only a few minutes up the road from me and the parents had my contact details. I dont think i would do it any younger unless i knew the parents really well.

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    Most of the time parents stay at kids parties here and it's a catch up for the grown ups as well as kids but I'd probably leave them from about 5/6 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If I ever have a birthday party for my 4-5 year old I'm going to say parents have to stay! No way I am going to be responsible for keeping an eye on 50 kids especially at an indoor play centre with hidden tunnels and strangers !
    My two are enough for me!
    I've hired out the whole place so no strangers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If I ever have a birthday party for my 4-5 year old I'm going to say parents have to stay! No way I am going to be responsible for keeping an eye on 50 kids especially at an indoor play centre with hidden tunnels and strangers !
    My two are enough for me!
    In my experience most do stay at that age. And if you can afford a play centre party for 50 kids you can hire your own security!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I've hired out the whole place so no strangers !
    Whoa good one! Should be a great party!

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    DS is very excited ! It's only one of the small play centres not one of those huge ones but perfect for 4-5 year olds

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    I left dd1 last year at a party she was 7 I knew the parents some what they seem very nice it helped that the party was on the same street as my mums

    I think 6 possibly 5 depending on where who and what


 

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