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    Default Do you have to invite siblings too? 5yo b'day party

    Hi all, when inviting your 5yo DD's friends to her b'day party, is it polite to invite their siblings as well? Do I need to write 'brothers and sisters welcome' on the invitation? It's just that we are inviting 12 kids and if I add their siblings into the mix we may end up with 19 kids! Not sure if we have the space for that many?!

    Sorry I have never organised a big party for DD before, all her other b'day parties have been family and cousins only, this is the first year she's had real 'friends' to invite. I really don't want to p... anyone off, any advice welcome!

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    No you don't have to invite them.

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    Polite..... yes ... Required .... I dont believe so ...

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    No you don't have to invite them. i actually put a little note in with DD1's invitations saying that siblings weren't welcome due to the nature of the party (a pool party...I was seriously limiting numbers).

    You do need to expect that parents will do a drop and run though.

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    I usually don't invite siblings and usually they are not bought to the party but occassionally I get asked if a sibling can come ie if the other parent is away and can't watch the other sibling. I usually don't mind if it it is only one or two. I think it's a bit rude just to turn up with a sibling and not let the mum know beforehand.

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    thanks everyone, really appreciate the replies! areca, i would prefer it if parents stayed for the duration of the party so thanks for that point about the drop and run. also like sunnyflower's suggestion that mums will ask if they need to bring their sibling and it can be on a case by case basis!
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    If parents are required to stay, then some provision for syblings needs to be made or else some children wont be able to attend. If parents dont need to stay, then no, you don't need to invite their syblings.

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    ok thanks sweetseven

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    I would put on the invitation that you want the parent to stay then because, to my surprise, many parents are happy to do a drop and run at that age.
    Sweetseven is right, you'll need to allow for some siblings if you want the parent to stay.

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    yes that sounds reasonable, thanks heaps guys!


 

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