I really don't think I will be going. TBH I'm not very happy. This family I have known for a long time (since we were kids) and the birthday kid is an only child.
Because I have to travel a fair distance (over 1.5 hours each way), would be expected to supply a gift AND BYO my own food for my crew I think I'll decline.
I don't understand. It doesn't take much to throw some sausages on the barbie and buy a box of cheezels! I would never consider inviting people to a function and then telling them they have to cater themselves! Ah, I dunno. I know it's unfair on the birthday child but I would dare say we won't be the only invitees declining after being told to pay for ourselves 2 years in a row.
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23-04-2014 06:00 #101
23-04-2014 06:05 #102
Also after reading through the posts about the Maccas parties, my DD1 had one of those. I invited 6 guests and paid for them all myself. It wasn't that expensive. I would find it the height of rudeness to be invited to a birthday party at Maccas and then be told I have to pay for my own kids's meal! Seriously? That is just a gift grab. Nothing more, nothing less.
23-04-2014 06:07 #103Senior Member
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Oh see I think that wording is fine for a BYO celebration.
(I know in this instance there are other things influencing your decision to attend or not).
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23-04-2014 06:42 #104
Op, i wouldn't go either unless it was my kids best friend.
23-04-2014 07:17 #105
I think there's a lot of assumptions been made in this thread. Not everyone thinks the same about these sorts of things. I know at DS's daycare there's a couple of parents who never rsvp but still turn up to parties. I'd NEVER do that but clearly they're clueless regarding rsvp ettiquite - it doesn't make them bad people though. There's worse things in life.
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23-04-2014 08:02 #107Senior Member
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23-04-2014 08:40 #108Senior Member
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I would assume it was a money issue and just go along..
All kids deserve parties not just the ones whose parents can afford to feed everyone.
I do think that parties are a minefield these days... Bring back the days where you got to eat a donut tied to the clothes line and the apple you bobbed out of
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23-04-2014 10:04 #109
They have a year to save up for a birthday. In saying that why does a child deserve to miss out?
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23-04-2014 10:23 #110
Why does there need to be rules? Why do parents have to do something the same way everyone else does it? Why should their child miss out on a party if they can't afford it?
Not something I would do myself, but I wouldn't feel offended by it or even think twice about it really. Happy to take present and my own food and help the child celebrate their birthday, without needing to be fed.
If I choose to pay to feed all the kids that come to my children's birthday parties, then that's what I want to do. I don't understand the whole "it's unfair" thing. You do your thing, let other people do it their way.
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