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right, I know the protocol for joint parties, but what's etiquette for two of my children being invited to a party?

(15 Posts)
fryalot Mon 12-Jan-09 21:35:58

erm... that's it really, both littlies have been invited to a party, do I get one prezzie from both of them or a prezzie from each?

And do I spend what I would normally spend if one of them were going, or do I spend twice as much?

listenglisten Mon 12-Jan-09 21:37:04

DOn't know about etiquette but I would probably spend a bit more on a joint present from then both.

NoBiggy Mon 12-Jan-09 21:38:35

One from both. Spend what you would normally spend (unless you would normally spend £1.50, up that a bit). Most parents (don't know about the children) don't see it as a gift grab.

fryalot Mon 12-Jan-09 21:39:34

thank you.

I'll hang around for a few more responses, as you two can't agree wink

sagacious Mon 12-Jan-09 21:40:14

I buy one present from the both of them but I'd probably spend 1.5 x the amount I would have spent on a single invite.

ChasingSquirrels Mon 12-Jan-09 21:42:31

ds1 asked siblings (18mo between them, both in his class) to his 6th. I told him that he would probably only get 1 present (he has said something about it), but they actually brought one each.

ChasingSquirrels Mon 12-Jan-09 21:43:50

tbh cost isn't really relevant, mum of these siblings asked if there was anything specific he would like. Nothing he needs so I said something crafty and they each brought a craft kit. I wouldn't have thought they were overly expensive, but ds1 loved them.

fryalot Mon 12-Jan-09 21:57:04

super, thanks loads, so if I get them a present each to take, but don't spend much more than I would on one present, then that will be fine?

ChasingSquirrels Mon 12-Jan-09 21:57:34

how old for?

fryalot Mon 12-Jan-09 22:03:14

the lad is going to be 5

dd2 is 4 and ds is 3.

All three of them are in the same class at school (foundation stage 1)

ChasingSquirrels Mon 12-Jan-09 22:13:45

2 things then yes, personally I only spend £5-£7 anyway, so would do 2 at the lower price.
5yo boy - small lego (maybe 2 Racers that go together to make a bigger one), craft things (the one ds1 really liked was a paint your own fridge magnets thing), hama beads, cars, game - orchard toys or similar, jigsaw?, big foam rocket launcher thing, top trumps or uno

ChasingSquirrels Mon 12-Jan-09 22:15:10

go-go's? are they popular at their school?
Could do a sticker book, handbook and a few packs.

SlartyBartFast Mon 12-Jan-09 22:15:21

2 presents is the norm, when we have had siblings that is what we normally get grin
and that is what we have given

MadamDeathstare Mon 12-Jan-09 22:26:05

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ThingOne Mon 12-Jan-09 22:28:38

I'd only expect one present. I've not noticed whether or not people have bought more expensive presents when both children have come but I've certainly never had nor expected two presents for one child from siblings.

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