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cloudy Mon 21-Feb-05 19:41:21

this school year?

WestCountryLass Mon 21-Feb-05 19:48:06

Well my DS is a preschooler but he has been to 2.

blueteddy Mon 21-Feb-05 19:49:30

2 school friends parties.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Mon 21-Feb-05 19:53:03

about 8 or 10. We've missed a couple because I forgot

2starbabes Mon 21-Feb-05 19:53:32

this is going to become the bane of our existence. The South African school year starts on 17th January - less than a month later we have been invited to 3 parties in the next month and another 3 verbally the following month. It seems that preschoolers invite the whole class to their parties - thats 18 parties this year - I'll be skint by the time the year finishes in December

Polgara2 Mon 21-Feb-05 20:22:26

My reception class dd has been to 2 so far and 4 to come in the next few weeks (I'll be broke!). My year 3 dd hasn't been to any though (although they do get less as they get older).

maisystar Mon 21-Feb-05 20:26:02

ds is pre school (he's 4) and has been to about 7 partys since sept, and invited to another 2 we couldn't get to. tis a bloody expensive do

we have another 4 (i think) in the next month or two, including hula's dd's

coppertop Mon 21-Feb-05 20:35:52

None at all. Ds1 started in Reception in September. He only got 2 invitations during pre-school. Both were from the same child.

nikkim Mon 21-Feb-05 20:46:36

she is three and in preschool, since starting in april I thinks she has been to about six.

Socci Mon 21-Feb-05 20:48:11

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Bonkerz Mon 21-Feb-05 20:50:13

my ds has been to 5 so far (all girls parties and he has been one of only 3 boys at each!!)
He has another one on saturday and today got another invite for saturday as well! Looks like we will be dashing to first party at 11am then off to another one at 12pm!!! Decided to spend just £5 per child on pressies but thats now adding up to so much!!!!BTW ds is 4

Hulababy Mon 21-Feb-05 20:50:20

DD is 3yo in six weeks (the party maisystar has mentioned ) and goes to nursery 2 days a week. Since September she has been to 3 parties and has been invited to a further 3 we couldn't make.

spagblog Mon 21-Feb-05 20:52:55

My DD (3) was never invited to any from her previous nursery.
I am hoping that she will get a few invites from her new pre school.
She has been to two parties in her life (same little lad) She is a lovely friendly girl so I think that it is more likely that I never met any of the parents, rather than no one liked her...I hope!
Oh, btw this is Lowryn trying out a new name!

miranda2 Mon 21-Feb-05 20:55:13

ds is 3.5 - this year (since Sept) he has gone to about 5 parties, and missed a couple too. I know there have been more that he hasn't been invited to, thank goodness!

JulieF Mon 21-Feb-05 20:55:46

Two, but neither of them nursery parties. One was a child we know from NCT coffee mornings and the other was her cousin.

cloudy Tue 22-Feb-05 05:10:24

DS (5,reception, teacher says that he "has a nice circle of friends") has only been invited to 2. Upsets me a lot but don't think I can do anything about it.

woodpops Tue 22-Feb-05 08:39:16

This year (since August) 12. OMG 12 flaming kiddies parties. This is costing me a small fortune!!!! That's just ds who's 3. DD who's 2 has been to 4.

Bozza Tue 22-Feb-05 09:28:29

8 including his own last Sunday. But IIRC there will be a run of them in April/May time. He went to two the weekend DD was born - so might be 3 that weekend next year! Not all of them have been nursery kids though.

knot Tue 22-Feb-05 09:30:23

none, but hes only 8 months

dinosaur Tue 22-Feb-05 09:37:07

Two, but that will probably be about it for the rest of the school year - it just so happens that two of the only three children likely to invite him have already had their birthdays.

pedilia Tue 22-Feb-05 09:42:23

ds1 is at pre-school, been to two so far and another two in the next month.

KristinaM Tue 22-Feb-05 09:42:27

About 8 or 9 this school year. My experience is that it depends on age of child . Often reception age kids and pre schoolers invite the whole class to their parties. By 7 or 8 they just invite a few close friends.
Cloudy - are you concerned that your child has not been invited to many? Or concerned about the cost?

Marina Tue 22-Feb-05 09:44:45

Hmm, cloudy, if it helps any, quite a few children in ds' Reception year did not have "all back to mine" type big dos (we didn't). It is noticeable in Year One that everyone is doing the whole class thingy this year. We have been to a wide variety of hideous, migraine-inducing establishments already and three of those children had no party last year.

Enid Tue 22-Feb-05 09:54:49

my god, dd1 has 'only' been invited to 2 (I think there have only been 2 so far in the class) and that's quite enough thank you very much!

Playdates more important IMO, thats where they really make mates.

Bozza Tue 22-Feb-05 10:01:29

DS has only been unable to go to one because he is the only member of the family with a social life.

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