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    Hi all,
    My DD has been invited to her 1st birthday party for a friend she has made at daycare. The invite was placed in her bag.
    I'm really happy that she has made a friend as she has been shy and keeping to herself at daycare and just recently seems to have been playing with this girl.
    I have never met the mum of the birthday girl as we never drop off/pick up at the same time.
    Would it be appropriate to send a text to respond to the invite? I would love my DD to go. I'm just really nervous about turning up to a strangers house and not sure if I'm expected to stay for the party (I'm hoping so because my DD is only 3 and don't want to leave her in a strange environment)
    I get really anxious and awkward meeting new people.
    How does this party thing work? My DD has only ever been to family/friends parties.

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    We are doing the round of 4 year old parties ATM, and I always stay with DS (as do all the other parents). I knew none of the other daycare parents but I have now.

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    Oh lovely that first invite to a party is always a special one I think

    For a three year old, the expectation will be that you stay and a text reply with a thank you and xxxxx would love to attend and thanks for the invitation, we will see you on the 23rd or look forward to meeting you on Sunday (or whatever) is perfectly ok!
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    My dd and ds have been invited to parties same scenario as you describe and I have responded with a text (with a yes). Not sure if this is the right etiquette but the host didn't seem to mind. I would say age 3 is young and I would think it is expected that the parent/s would attend and this has been the case with the parties my kids have attended. I think it is great if you could go. Really cute seeing the kids interact and most kids love parties! I am not very social so don't talk much to the other parents but still make the effort for the kids especially for dd who is very shy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post
    Oh lovely that first invite to a party is always a special one I think

    For a three year old, the expectation will be that you stay and a text reply with a thank you and xxxxx would love to attend and thanks for the invitation, we will see you on the 23rd or look forward to meeting you on Sunday (or whatever) is perfectly ok!
    Have fun
    I still remember the first invite for my boys, such a nice feeling

    The example text that biscotti has written is pretty much how I do mine.

    Only last month did I leave ds1 at a party. He's 7 and I talk to the mum about once a week at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post
    Oh lovely that first invite to a party is always a special one I think

    For a three year old, the expectation will be that you stay and a text reply with a thank you and xxxxx would love to attend and thanks for the invitation, we will see you on the 23rd or look forward to meeting you on Sunday (or whatever) is perfectly ok!
    Have fun
    This

    My dd1 who is nearly 7 just went to gets first birthday party without me staying the whole time it felt very weird, but I knew the mum and the kids who were there

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    Thanks ladies, I feel so silly being so anxious about it all.
    Will send a text in the morning, it will be nice to see DD interacting with her daycare friends


 

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