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    Ds 5.5 is invited to his friends birthday party on Saturday. There is no mention of parents on the invite so I've texted the mum to ask if a parent is expected to be there with their child. It got me thinking. At what age do you expect not to have to attend birthday parties with your kids?

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    The norm within my circle of friends is grade 2, so about 7 or 8. If it is at a venue outside the house, then usually it is a bit older. Personally I cant wait. If i have to stare at another pate of fairy bread and make small talk for two hours i will go crazy

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    I just hosted my 9 year old nieces party here last month and my sister wrote on the invites - parents welcome to stay - 5 out of the 13 did and the rest just dropped and picked up at the end - the majority of the parents invited ( and my sister ) said for local school friends they would not really stay if they knew the parents from about the age of 7 ( 2nd class )

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    I wouldnt be comfortable leaving my child until at least 6-7 years. Even then i wouldnt want people just dropping their kids off, id prefer them to stay.

    FYI, my DD is in kindy and been invited to SOOOO many parties, most of whom have said on the invite its ok to just drop the kids off . WAY to young IMO. There was even a few mums who dropped their kindergarteners off at the school disco and left. What annoyed me was i ended up being responsible for a couple of them...so rude. I mean i wouldnt mind but you make proper arrangements for you child


 

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