I think as long as you ask beforehand it's ok - I got caught out last year hosting my 9 year old nieces pool party - we said on the invite parents welcome to stay and most did but we ended up with 4 siblings they didn't tell me about - having the extra kids was not a problem as there was heaps of food but I organised the party games and lolly bags and prizes around the number of kids we thought were coming so I felt awful not be able to give them all something
+ Reply to Thread
Results 21 to 30 of 40
28-05-2014 19:35 #21
28-05-2014 19:40 #22
Wow, I haven't even thought ahead to all this in my future.
It all seemed so casual with me and my sisters at backyard parties back in the day!
The Following User Says Thank You to alexis243 For This Useful Post:
28-05-2014 19:44 #23
28-05-2014 19:50 #24Senior Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
I don't bring siblings to parties, and I wouldn't like it if siblings came to my parties, which so far, none have. If it's at a party place, I have calculated to the dollar how many kids I can afford, if I could afford more, I would invite more friends, not siblings. If the party is at home, I love party planning and always have games, prizes, and home made bits and pieces made for each RSVP'd guest. Call me inflexible but I would be really put out and frazzled if another child was there uninvited and insisted on joining in.
OP I'm glad you found a sitter.
28-05-2014 19:52 #25Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
ummm, this is a pretty big generalisation lol
And, all the parties I have been to in the 4-7 age bracket have been total opposite of what you describe!
And, 9 and 10 have been special parties at venues and not home gatherings.
Just because you do things a certain way...or even your social group does things a certain way...doesn't mean it is universal.
The Following User Says Thank You to River Song For This Useful Post:
28-05-2014 19:55 #26
Yep my DS is also a winter baby so no park parties!
28-05-2014 20:01 #27Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2014
28-05-2014 21:00 #28
I've never had a problem with mums having to bring siblings. Sometimes people are just stuck for alternatives. Every mum has always let me know in advance.
28-05-2014 21:51 #29
We just had dd2's 2nd birthday party here at home. At this stage when I invite guests for all our parties siblings have always been invited. I made 17 lolly bags to ensure all children including siblings were given one and all children received something from the piñata. That's just how we have done it, and so far both dd's have both been invited to parties. I know once school parties start it won't always be this case.
Dd1's party this year will be at mcdonalds as we only get home from overseas 2 days before so planning and catering a home gathering isn't do able, but if families want to bring siblings and buy them a happy meal and let them play great!! I will be buying extra goodie bag fillers and bits anyway and will be more than happy to give siblings a little something.
But op I think it would never hurt to ask the parent hosting future parties, if next time you can't get a baby sitter.
28-05-2014 22:08 #30
By GlitterFarts in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 10Last Post: 17-12-2013, 18:16
By misscheekysmum in forum General ChatReplies: 6Last Post: 14-11-2013, 23:16
By Moxy in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 7Last Post: 31-05-2013, 15:43
Pea Pods Reusable NappiesPea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IVF/ICSI/FET/due group March/April/May/June #3When are you due?
ConfusedConception & Fertility General Chat
Sperm donor needed in BrisbaneNon-IVF fertility assistance
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
any one else get a bfp after laparoscopy?Endometriosis Chat
IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2pregnancy and babies through IVF
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat