DSs birthday celebration idea - fair or not?

(5 Posts)
Glenshee Mon 23-Sep-13 11:18:25

DS (9y) wants to have a party celebration at a venue, then once the party is finished, he wants to invite his best friend for a sleepover.

I explained that this is not a fair arrangement, as other children might feel left out. He is welcome to invite the said friend for a sleepover on a different night, but he wants it specifically on his birthday night.

I didn't want to say no straight away, so said I'll think about it.

Your thoughts?

Thanks.

Glenshee Mon 23-Sep-13 16:44:39

bump smile

invicta Mon 23-Sep-13 16:50:00

I think if it is his best friend, then that is okay, as it'll be obvious to the other kids why only that child is being invited. The problem comes when a few of the party are invited for a sleepover, but not all

In general I have said no list A List B parties but my dd have a number of close friends so it would usually involve more than one guest. If they are mainly friends with each other but sometimes involves others then most others will understand, but if they play in a group of 4 and ds happens to see this child as his favourite of the group then I would probably say no. Whatever you do keep it subtle as children will get upset even if they have no reason to expect to stay.

JGBMum Tue 24-Sep-13 07:21:31

By the end of the party all the kids will be hyped and tired. On a personal note I'm always happy to see them go as I've usually got a headache too sad though I do enjoy them honest!

I would stick with having his friend stay over on a different night, that way your DS has 2 things to look forward to, rather than everything on the same day.

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