I don't think it's rude but I do agree it's utterly irresponsible. We trust particular adults to act in loco parentis when we are not around our children. Imagine if something had happened and you had to explain that you actually weren't there at he time. Madness!
It would never occur to me to ask if the parents of a 4 year old child hosting a party were intending to be present the whole time, as I would assume it's a given. But until I read this thread I would never have thought of asking if would be ok to drop and run either!
Looks like I'm going against the grain. I think if there was a party host/entertainer then they are being looked after. Pretty sure they would need a working with children check.
If if it was while they were eating food, I can guarantee 100000% my kids would not have gone anywhere. They love their food too much.
My friend had her daughter's birthday party at a similar venue that's right next to a cupcake shop and whilst the kids were being entertained, she told parents to go next door and grab a coffee and cake to put on a tab she had set up, then she came and joined us too.
Last edited by BigRedV; 22-03-2015 at 21:04.
Wow, i have so much to learn! I never thought parents that choose to stay for parties would need to be catered for as in me shouting them coffees etc... I always thought the children were the guests, not the parents. :what:
I didn't know people actually dropped 4 year olds at a party and left? I'd say those parents have just as much to answer for as the hosts.
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