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So, can anyone tell me when children stop having birthday parties?

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itsraining Thu 21-Jul-11 09:33:54

The end of primary school? Or do they carry on beyone that age?

mycatoscar Mon 25-Jul-11 11:58:51

my dd is having her last big party for a while this year, she will be 6. I am planning on doing the taking a few freinds to the cinema or for a sleepover for the next few years, although will let her have a big disco party or soemthing at 11. I dont remember having many parties past that age, maybe an 18th...

Madlizzy Mon 25-Jul-11 12:03:38

I stopped when the kids were around 9 for official parties. The kids' 12th birthday, the boys went scuba diving (good deal locally!) with a couple of friends, and DD had 2 friends round for a pamper party. A lot easier. grin

itsraining Thu 28-Jul-11 09:47:24

Thank you for that. I was thinking of stopping the parties at the end of primary school but perhaps I can bring that forward a bit.

2kidsintow Sun 14-Aug-11 23:15:49

I was planning on the end of Primary, but when my DD got to the juniors she started asking for just her best friend or a couple of friends to come for tea/go bowling etc. It is a lot cheaper smile

My second DD is nearly 7 and I can't see her giving up the parties so early as she is much more of a sociable child than her older sister.

Each to their own.

inmysparetime Wed 17-Aug-11 12:07:44

Certainly 7 is the last big numbers party, they tend to be close friends only in Juniors, then kids going off somewhere for a while when they hit Secondary.

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