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Should I get a present when not invited to the party but my DS received a present?

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SingleMum01 Thu 15-Oct-09 19:54:09

My DS had his party last week and a DD who was invited but couldn't come brought him a present. Its the DD's party this week and she hasn't invited my DS - its an all girls party! They've known each other since babies and so far have always gone to each other parties. Should I still get her a present?

SingleMum01 Thu 15-Oct-09 21:31:10


MyDingaling Thu 15-Oct-09 21:31:54


Kbear Thu 15-Oct-09 21:33:09

Yes, if you've been friends a while and are generally close.

No, if it's a school thing - I only buy presents when he goes to parties, not if he's not invited.

liliputlady Fri 16-Oct-09 16:25:10

Something small would be nice. You can always suggest to Mum/Dad to stop next year if they're not so friendly by then.

BlueberryPancake Tue 03-Nov-09 18:45:07

I would say yes, something small and personal maybe with a nice drawing from your DS. Or invite her over for tea and bake a little cake for her to share with your DS?

Lifeinagoldfishbowl Tue 03-Nov-09 18:45:50


fishflange Tue 03-Nov-09 18:55:11

I wouldn't unless, perhaps,if you are really good friends with parent(s)

GuyFawkesIsMyLoveSlave Tue 03-Nov-09 19:16:19

I'd get her a small present from the whole family, given that they've been close since babyhood.

cat64 Tue 03-Nov-09 19:18:46

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CristinaTheAstonishing Tue 03-Nov-09 19:22:37

I would, sounds like she's quite close.

mustrunmore Tue 03-Nov-09 19:25:00

Yes if you're still as close as you were. No if you're starting to drift off into diffreent friend groups etc etc.

QandA Tue 03-Nov-09 19:33:05

Yes, if aside from this party they still see each other and are generally friends.

handbagqueen Tue 03-Nov-09 19:44:04

I usually buy a pressie for my DD's friends that she has known since they were babies. This is regardless of whether she attends or is invited to their parties and their parents do the same. It mainly because I'm friends with the mums and have seen the children grow up. The children see each other a few times a year so they are not the best of friends, but they know each other so well they get on well and I'd like them to keep in touch.

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