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Bday party age 6, dropoff ?

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grace9892 Tue 21-Feb-17 04:19:37

Hosting my dd bday party soon. Is age 6 bday party too young for it to be a dropoff party? Do parents still want to accompany child at this age? TIA

Lilybensmum1 Tue 21-Feb-17 04:26:08

Some do some don't, do you mind?

JigglyTuff Tue 21-Feb-17 05:12:04

I made parents dropped off by opening the door and saying 'see you at 5!' in a cheery way. There wasn't room for them to hang about.

grace9892 Tue 21-Feb-17 10:10:02

Don't mind either way, more thinking back to my own childhood bday parties which seemed no parents and whether things have changed overall

TheLivingAsheth Tue 21-Feb-17 10:13:28

We had a party at home for my six year old last year, I can't remember any parents staying, apart from my sister. I just said at the door "you are welcome to stay if you want but it's completely fine to go". They all seemed happy to drop and go! In fact two of them, who had been planning to stay, headed off into town together to have a coffee!

Iamastonished Tue 21-Feb-17 10:13:49

It depends where it is. At soft play parties I appreciated the parents being there so that they could comfort their own children if they got hurt. At home I would expect children to be dropped off and picked up later.

TheLivingAsheth Tue 21-Feb-17 10:14:20

Oh yes, I was assuming it was at home.

FiaMarrow Tue 21-Feb-17 10:14:34

Quite a few of the 6th birthday parties DD has been to this school year have been drop offs. Not if they're the village hall disco variety - but for the smaller ones in people's houses it's been the norm. smile

AmethystRaven Tue 21-Feb-17 10:17:51

A couple of parents stayed at DD's party at home but most left. She is going to one in a couple of weeks and is insisting I stay but all her friends usually get dropped. So a bit of a mix for us! I would confirm on the invitations - welcome to stay if you like but not necessary, or sorry no room to accommodate parents.

needapaddle Tue 21-Feb-17 10:22:07

I've had drop and go for all parties from age 4 upwards (basically reception age).

There are always a couple of parents who can't bear to leave their kids (or literally can't leave them because of other reasons - kids aren't ready/shy/social anxiety/additional needs etc) and that's fine, I'd rather they were there if that is the case and they are more comfortable that way. Therefore am always happy to accommodate those parents but most are happy to disappear and not endure two hours of kids birthday party!

At age 6 though I would expect a party to be drop and go unless there was a specific reason with the child why that would not be appropriate. Always good to make it clear on the invite 'please pick up at 6pm' or whatever so everyone clear from the start.

Iamastonished Tue 21-Feb-17 10:34:47

I don't think DD went to any parties at homes in primary school. They were always at soft play. She had a habit of not going to the loo because she was enjoying herself too much and then there would be a bit of an accident. That is why I always stayed. In fact nearly all the parents stayed because it wasn't worth going home as the soft plays weren't near home anyway.

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