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to think its a little bit off to host a party for your dc with a sleepover for a select few immediately after?

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Mintyy Sat 12-Jan-13 18:41:27

So the 'b' listers get collected and the 'a' listers get to stay the night.

Only serves to make the b listers feel a wee bit shite?

MarmaladeSkies Sat 12-Jan-13 18:42:34

YANBU.The sleepover should be held on a different night.

OddBoots Sat 12-Jan-13 18:43:41

That does seem rather mean, it's not something I've known happen, has someone done this to your child?

littlewhitebag Sat 12-Jan-13 18:43:44

Happens all the time with my DD's friends. None of them think anything of it. The closest friends stay over, the others go home. What is the problem?

Guitargirl Sat 12-Jan-13 18:44:22

YANBU, that's just mean.

Emandlu Sat 12-Jan-13 18:44:30

Sounds perfectly normal to me. It's happened at parties my kids have been to. No big deal, there just isn't enough room for everyone to sleep over.

ClaraBean Sat 12-Jan-13 18:45:24

I think it depends. If the party is 6 kids and 2 are collected and 4 get to stay over, that might be a bit off, but a party of 20 kids and a couple staying the night is fine. You can't have everyone to stay over.
This has happened a few times in ds's group, sometimes he is at the sleepover and sometimes not. It doesn't seem to bother him if he doesn't stay over

TheMonster Sat 12-Jan-13 18:45:49


FeelHardDoneBy Sat 12-Jan-13 18:46:39

I agree with Clarabean, it depends on the numbers of children involved.

Panzee Sat 12-Jan-13 18:48:04

I think it depends on whether my child is invited to sleep over or not. wink

ArkadyRose Sat 12-Jan-13 18:48:25

Sounds perfectly normal to me. It's not as if there's necessarily going to be space to host everyone for a sleepover.

BackforGood Sat 12-Jan-13 18:49:42

YABU. Perfectly normal.
What fool would want a houseful to sleep over ?
Very, very, normal procedure around here. Indeed dd has gone to her friend's party tonight where this is happening, and ds has also gone to a party tonight where I think a couple are sleeping over (not ds).

AndABigBirdInaPearTree Sat 12-Jan-13 18:49:43

I also agree with Clarabean, especially if only one or two are sleeping over.

motherinferior Sat 12-Jan-13 18:50:25

Hmm, my kids never seem to mind. I can see how it could be upsetting if there is a very definite in-crowd though. Possibly I just have brutally insensitive children ...

Mintyy Sat 12-Jan-13 18:51:12

Why not do the sleepover on another night to spare the feelings of those children who are not invited? Because some of them will most definitely be hurt, no matter how much you don't like to think about it or don't care particularly.

YABU, sounds fine to me, and I can see why the parents want to get the whole party done in one night rather than over two nights.

Meglet Sat 12-Jan-13 18:52:07

I think it's a bit rude.

Rangirl Sat 12-Jan-13 18:53:10

It does seem fairly common but I think it is a bit off and would not do it myself for any of my DC.But each to their own

NewYearsEvelyn Sat 12-Jan-13 18:54:13

YABU. It happens. Kids get hurt even if they find out the sleepover was 2 nights before the party if they are that way inclined. Best to teach them now that they are not the centre of everyone else's universe, even if they are the centre of yours. That's how I dealt with it when dd was younger. Now she doesn't bat an eyelash if she's not invited to stuff or if she's omitted from any form of activity, even if it involves her bestest mates.

You can't have everyone to sleep and sometimes you don't want certain combinations of kids. Not a big deal.

Mintyy Sat 12-Jan-13 18:54:17

I wouldn't do it either although the childish side of me is tempted in a tit-for-tat stylee

SpicyPear Sat 12-Jan-13 18:55:00

Agree it depends on numbers, and maybe age a bit. It's a reality that you are better friends with some people than others. Nothing wrong with that or getting DVD used to it. It shouldn't be a big deal, unless a minority are excluded.

Emandlu Sat 12-Jan-13 18:55:11

Maybe that night is the only available night, maybe that was the night the parents had extra help, maybe the parent just thought it'd be easier that way. The children going home will only be 'hurt' if their parents make an issue about it. When I picked my kids up and others were staying over they asked why they weren't allowed to stay and I explained that there wasn't room and there was no problem. I really don't see the issue.

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 12-Jan-13 18:56:55

Yabu. Dd has been to loads if parties like thay(&not invited to sleepover)

MerylStrop Sat 12-Jan-13 18:56:58

We've sometimes had 1 kid out of 8 sleepover after a party, or the next door neighbour's kids refuse to go home hang about for ages after.

If the numbers were reversed I'd not do it, though

Mintyy Sat 12-Jan-13 18:58:25

"The children going home will only be 'hurt' if their parents make an issue about it." - disagree with this. The children going home will be hurt if they thought they were a close friend of the host but find out by this means that they are not particularly.

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