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    Default Birthday Party etiquette

    Hi ladies
    My DD is 4 and in kindy. She got her first birthday party invitation yesterday. So it's a first for both of us.
    Now she would love to go and I am about to RSVP but I also have a 2yo DS. At this stage I have no one to babysit for me and I was curious as what the protocol is with siblings at parties? I was going to text the mother to see if it would be ok to bring him but am not sure if that would be rude? Help me, I'm new to all this! Thanks for reading.

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    You can only ask
    If it's at a venue, let them know you will be paying for him

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    Thank you for replying. Ended up just getting a call from my MIL who said she can have him afterall. Yay!

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    Around here generally the younger or older sibling attends the venue with the parents but is not part of the party and the parents pay for the child. If the party is at someones house then just politely say that x has a sibling. Usually the parent of the sibling brings a share plate ect and the other child is not part of the party.

    What is really popular in my area, park parties and community hall parties. Everyone is invited and everyone can join in and have fun. party bags for guests only. So much fun.

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    My house could not accommodate parents plus siblings as well as the invited child... I am sure I will make an exception here and there when the time comes so the child can attend, but would certainly be discouraging it. It also means you have to cater for more kids.

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    I always cater (including party bags) for siblings.

    I try very hard not to take siblings but when I have I ask the host first and cater for them myself. At a venue we sit away from the party.

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    Thank you all for replying! This party stuff has only just begun for us so I appreciate your perspectives. This time I'm fortunate that MIL will be having DS afterall so I can take DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    My house could not accommodate parents plus siblings as well as the invited child... I am sure I will make an exception here and there when the time comes so the child can attend, but would certainly be discouraging it. It also means you have to cater for more kids.
    Generally siblings attending with parents is only an issue with young children under 7-8years old. If you want to invite 5 yr olds to a party, realise their parents are not going to drop and leave their child in a strange house.

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    Yeah I know I was referring to the "plus siblings"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Yeah I know I was referring to the "plus siblings"
    what is a parent meant to do with the siblings then? it is not like childcare centres are open on weekends. the amount of parties 5 year olds get invited to is insane and usually once a fortnight at least so family are not an option and not everyone has a partner who can watch the other children while one parent supervises a child at a party.


 

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