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Please advise me on present protocol for this birthday party

(11 Posts)
dilemma456 Sat 30-May-09 17:56:20

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FabulousBakerGirl Sat 30-May-09 17:58:30

Take something for the birthday girl definitely.

I wouldn't for the younger girl as it is just a normal get together really.

IMO you can't go to a party without taking something but as she isn't a true invitee I think it would be a nice gesture to buy something for the older child.

BTW not thick. We don't all know everything about things when we haven't done it yet. grin

Twims Sat 30-May-09 18:08:47

I would buy a small gift for both.

WolframAlpha Sat 30-May-09 18:11:58

I would give a small thing for the 8yo only. Book token always welcome when you have no idea what to get I find! I keep a stack for emergency (aka forgotten) parties. V useful.

BONKERZ Sat 30-May-09 18:13:21

i would maybe buy something for the 8 year old (craft activity thing) and then take along a craft thing that your DD can do with her friend during the party!

proudmum02 Sun 31-May-09 09:11:22

I would buy a gift for the 8yo and a litle something for her sister. My thoughts are set a budget and then divided it accordingly. I agree with BONKERZ..... crafty things are always good as I find most people will not give these type of gifts (prefering figures, games or dvds!).

Anyway, don't worry too much, what will happen is the birthday girl will tear open the gift say how lovely it is then quickly move onto the next!!!!!

Happy present

dilemma456 Sun 31-May-09 10:16:19

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alittlebitshy Sun 31-May-09 10:26:02

Why does my dd get an excess of crafy stuff shock. she loves it but it makes me break out into a cold sweat. True, now age 6 she is able to do a lot of it with minimal input but,there is only so much craft one small girl needs.

nb: I think we must be being given the nation's 6-8 yr old's share of craft gifts!

But yes, crafty bits or book tokens are great ideas.

DesperateHousewifeToo Sun 31-May-09 12:40:27

How about (for the birthday girl) some inexpensive jewellery or hair accessories, if she has longish hair and uses them.

If it is only your daughter and her friend, you could buy them both the same comics.

dilemma456 Sun 31-May-09 22:15:42

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chatty10 Tue 02-Jun-09 22:05:10

Dilemma456, if you havent already invested in presents for the birthday girl and her sister then i have a suggestion for you. I came across a website that sells paint your own t-shirts and they were the best i have seen. Lots of varieties are available eg mummy and me, my family etc. The kids get to paint the clothes and the appropriate skin colour tones, its brilliant, my nephew loves wearing his and he took great pride in painting it. The website address for the t.shirt is take a look anyway and then you can decide. Hope you get sorted. smile

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