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    Default Birthday party wwyd/wdyt?

    my child got invited to a birthday party but on the invite it says (eg: carla and david's birthday celebration) the thing is, (you don't even know the family - the kids started their first year of schooling in January) so asked the teacher are the kids twins? - as Carla is not in the boys class... teacher said a fair few parents were confused and had asked the same question... - Carla is David's sibling in the year above and the mother has decided to do a joint party...

    am i supposed to buy a gift for the sibling who we don't know/have nothing to do with? would you find it odd to have an invitation like that? I wonder how many parents in both grades will buy a present for each child not realising they are not twins/but are different ages. does it seem to be like a double gift grab?

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    Default Birthday party wwyd/wdyt?

    No you're not and no it isn't a double gift grab. My kids have been to a couple like this. My middle 2 are only 3 weeks apart and honestly if the friendships largely came from the same groups it would make sense.

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    If it were me ... I would only buy the one gift for your childs friend

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    i think she should have put a seperate invite (but to same party) to each class... the whole of my child's class was invited and most had no idea they were not twins/but different ages.. so it's alot of people to confuse. the parents in the other year would probably know but not the younger child's friends.

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    No you only buy for the child that is in your child's class. Even if you don't know the kids, your child should be able to tell you whose party it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    No you only buy for the child that is in your child's class. Even if you don't know the kids, your child should be able to tell you whose party it is.
    no not really... at our school we have 5 prep classes and there's a fair few pairs of twins which are split up between the classes, not all the kids know each other yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlitterFarts View Post
    no not really... at our school we have 5 prep classes and there's a fair few pairs of twins which are split up between the classes, not all the kids know each other yet.
    Yes but even if it was a twin in a different class, if my child didn't know them then I would not be buying a present for them, as they are not your child's friend IYKWIM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Yes but even if it was a twin in a different class, if my child didn't know them then I would not be buying a present for them, as they are not your child's friend IYKWIM.
    aha! yes, makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Yes but even if it was a twin in a different class, if my child didn't know them then I would not be buying a present for them, as they are not your child's friend IYKWIM.
    I was about to say the same thing.

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    thanks ladies. i will get something for the child in our class which he can share too with his sister. (unisex present).


 

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