People can say no if they don't like the idea though.
If it was one of DS's kindy friends i would simply ask the parents what they'd like me to bring. I try to go to all the parties, the kids have such fun! Thats what its all about.
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22-04-2014 16:06 #61
22-04-2014 16:11 #62
The OPs situation sounds like a present grab..that is totally different IMO.
I grew up in the 80's and if we had a party my parents paid for it/catered as previous posters mentioned, we were not well off at all either. Most of our b-days were just our favorite meal at home with a cake.
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22-04-2014 16:19 #63
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22-04-2014 16:22 #64
Maybe it's different here in NZ, but whenever we are invited to a party, the first thing I always ask is 'Is there anything in particular you'd like me to bring?' It's pretty much a given that you always take a plate to share over here.
22-04-2014 16:26 #65
Yes that's common curtesy @MilkingMaid, something us Australians do possess believe it or not. However when nothing is provided by the party holders and all the expense is placed on the invited guests, that's when some of us get a bit miffed.
22-04-2014 16:28 #66
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22-04-2014 16:33 #67
Look at it this way. My DD probably attends easily 20 parties a year (shes in primary). $20 for a gift and say $15 for me to make a slice/plate of food for every party. That's $700 a year!! That's huge!
22-04-2014 16:33 #68
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22-04-2014 16:36 #69Senior Member
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If they cant afford to cater but still want a party then invite after lunch. Supply cordial or somethinh amd a cake. Who cant afford that?
We have been invited to parties to bring a plate that's fine.. they also cooked not just waited for everyone else to cater it.
I grew up in the 90s and never once did my parents pay tp attend a party for me.
I have also been to a play centre and we didnt pay anything.
I also wonder why some kids need a party every year if they cant afford it. . I only did every couple or few years.
I also hate when kids open gifts throw to the side to open another.. makes u feel like sh.it I dont like people who are ungrateful. . So if someone asked us to attend a party where we had tp cater it ourselves and they werent grateful I would never attend again.. all about manners
22-04-2014 16:37 #70
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