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Urgent - Parents in Germany, children's party invitation dilemma

(6 Posts)
abroadandmisunderstood Sat 24-Oct-09 14:28:31

DS1 has been invited to his first party tomorrow. The birthday boy had his actual birthday two weeks ago, and DS1 gave him a present and card back then.

I really don't want DS1 to stick out tomorrow by not adhering to party protocol. Should I dash out and get another little something for his mate?

henryhuggins Sat 24-Oct-09 14:30:14

hmmwell not in germany, but this has happened before in london for us, we don't bring a second present!

abroadandmisunderstood Sat 24-Oct-09 14:40:20

oh it's difficult, isn't it? DS1 sticks out like a sore thumb already and I just want him to fit in, but his mate is spoiled rotten and has hundreds of toys.

Tambajam Sat 24-Oct-09 14:49:00

Don't get him something else. The other guests won't even notice when you pile in through the door with coats etc. If you get 2 presents then they'll feel obliged to get you 2 presents another time and it all spirals until the worlds is covered in wrapping paper.

MummyDoIt Sat 24-Oct-09 15:00:38

It's a 'birthday' present, not a 'party' present. You have bought a gift for the occasion so no need to buy another.

abroadandmisunderstood Sat 24-Oct-09 16:28:03

thanks all. I ended up playing with the DC instead of dragging them round the shops at the last minute. Everything shuts here on Sunday too so I've missed the last chance.

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