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Party for 5yo in reception - ok to just choose 10 friends?

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WoolyBoots Sun 07-Dec-14 19:13:37

Planning a soft play party (I think - DD wants a pirate-dress-up-bring-a-teddy party!) for DD who will be 5. We already have a few friends/cousins to invite so realistically can't invite her class of 30. Is this ok do you think? I'm pretty sure there have been a couple of parties that DD hasn't been invited to so we can't be the first but I don't want to be the stingy parent, ha! What do you think?

hazeyjane Sun 07-Dec-14 19:17:24

I think it is fine to just invite a few.

What is not ok is if you invite 29 out of a class of 30, or 10 girls when there are 11 in the class - IMO!

meglet Sun 07-Dec-14 19:18:42

yes. Less than half the class is fine.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 07-Dec-14 19:22:02

yes its fine

FullOfChoc Sun 07-Dec-14 19:23:58

I think it's okay as long as you are not inviting 9 or 10 out of 11 girls.

Hulababy Sun 07-Dec-14 19:25:43

My general rule was always:

* half or less of full class - or all class
* half or less of boys - or all boys
* half or less of girls - or all girls

Never just leave 2 or 3 of a significant group out.

bakingtins Sun 07-Dec-14 19:26:40

agree with hazeyjane

WoolyBoots Sun 07-Dec-14 19:33:26

Thanks for all your replies. I'd not thought about how many girls out of the total girls she would invite - I'll have to check this out. I haven't got a class list though so it'll be a challenge! I might be strict and say 5 girls and 5 boys and then there will be no way only a couple of each gender will be left out. This is harder than I thought it would be!

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