So, I am a bit of a social retard.... or actually, more like a massive one! So was wondering if anyone would care to enlighten me on b'day party etiquette? For a 7 year old having a party, are you expected to stay with your child or is it typically a drop and run process?
This is for a party at home.
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18-09-2014 10:29 #1
B'day party etiquette
18-09-2014 10:40 #2
It's a bit of both in my experience. You can either stay or go. I found with dd1 7th half the parents stayed and half went.
Sorry I'm not much help
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18-09-2014 10:55 #3
Ds who is 4 has had quite a few parties this year. The kids in the neighbourhood he plays with have both turned 6 and I noticed at those parties half the parents stayed and half didn't while at the 4&5 parties all parents stayed.
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18-09-2014 11:35 #4
At 7, I would drop and go. After walking my child in and introducing myself etc.
Here, 7yo's are generally expected to be dropped off and are fine to stay for a few hours without parents hanging around. At that age i personally would find a houseful of parents staying to be pretty annoying if i was the host but thats me..
If you feel uncomfortable, go with your gut and stay but otherwise drop and enjoy
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18-09-2014 12:55 #5
My DD has just had 6 6th birthday parties in the past 8 weeks. At every party I took her in, made sure she was settled and then left again. At DD's 6th birthday we had 12 kids and none of the parents stayed.
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18-09-2014 13:06 #6
It would depend on my relationship with the birthday childs parents. If we were friends, i would offer to stay and help (or have organised it before party), or if i didn't know them too well, and my child was comfortable for me to leave them, i would go.
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18-09-2014 13:41 #7Senior Member
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7yo- definitely drop and go, unless I was good friends with the parents and wanted to stay and have a chat.
I've found that once they started school (or even the year before!) it changed to drop and go parties.
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18-09-2014 14:14 #8Member
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I think it depends. I recently took my son to a 7th birthday party and nearly every parent stayed.
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18-09-2014 14:18 #9
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