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Would you allow your child to come to this party?

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Teacher12345 · 08/09/2020 17:34

DD turns 5 soon, just started school.

Pre-covid, I promised a party and she has been banging on about it since! I have found an option that as a parent, I think I would be okay with, just not sure others would agree so would appreciate your views. It is this or nothing as I feel this is the safest option I have found for an autmn party.
The local trampoline park does an under 5's session at 9am on a saturday morning. It is the first session of the day (so the cleanest) and quietest due to time and, as they are strict on the ages so if you have 2 kids, ages 6 & 4, they would not allow them on together.
They get an hour play and then sandwiches and I would probably do packaged sweets instead of a party bag so parents could wipe them down. I would only be inviting kids from their class so in the same "bubble" as they spend mon-fri.
Would you let your child attend?

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Igglepigglesgrubbyblanket · 08/09/2020 17:35

I would

thedaytodayyesterday · 08/09/2020 17:36

I would yes!

Cupcakegirl13 · 08/09/2020 17:36


Indoctro · 08/09/2020 17:36

My kids are back going to parties and I'm delighted for them. Have the party and have fun

Debradoyourecall · 08/09/2020 17:37

Yes, it would be nice to have something different to do. As long as I could manage to get there for 9am!

unmarkedbythat · 08/09/2020 17:37

Yes, absolutely.

Teacher12345 · 08/09/2020 17:40

Fantastic thank you! That has given me some hope!

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BikeTyson · 08/09/2020 17:41

I would

PunkAssMoFo · 08/09/2020 17:46

I would (but I’m one of THOSE parents who hates all of the sweets and plastic crap pf party bags Blush , so I wouldn’t thank you for that!)

Teacher12345 · 08/09/2020 17:52

@PunkAssMoFo What else do you put in a party bag then?

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wegetthejobdone · 08/09/2020 17:53

If you are sure none of the kids you want to invite are already 5.

inforapennyinforapug · 08/09/2020 17:54

Yes I would too and I’d appreciate a wipe-able bag of sweets too :)

EL8888 · 08/09/2020 17:55

Yep. Sounds fun and well thought out. I hope it comes off

Orangedaisy · 08/09/2020 17:56

Yes provided you were 100% strict on the only from their bubble thing (so no siblings). With our lot that would be impossible as they’d turn up anyway, and all the parents would stay too (and at this age some kids might need them)-I wouldn’t be happy with all the parents hanging round and joining in too.

Teacher12345 · 08/09/2020 17:58

I just mentioned it to DH (he previously thought it was a food idea) and he has said with cases rising he doesn't think we should anymore 😒 if it was up to him we would never leave the house!

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TinyTear · 08/09/2020 17:59

[quote Teacher12345]@PunkAssMoFo What else do you put in a party bag then?[/quote]

Lockdownseperation · 08/09/2020 18:03

I don’t like trampoline parties. I don’t believe they are safe.

Stompythedinosaur · 08/09/2020 18:05

I wouldn't, I'm afraid, as it is against the guidelines not to socialise indoors in groups of more than 2 households. We're also specifically asked not to arrange parties where it would be difficult to sovially distance, which I imaginr would be the case for 4yos on trampolines.

Quite apart from the moral reason for adhering to guidance, my dc wouldn't be able to attend their childminder for a fortnight afterwards.

Keepdistance · 08/09/2020 18:05

When i went to a trampoline party the party room was tiny!

ErinBrockovich · 08/09/2020 18:07

I would.

Fink · 08/09/2020 18:07

I wouldn't like a 4-5 year old on a trampoline (see my horror story from recent trampolining with a toddler thread) but I'd have no problem with a party made up solely of people they're already in a bubble with at school.

FelicityPike · 08/09/2020 18:11

I wouldn’t let my 5 year old go to a trampoline party. No way.

PunkAssMoFo · 08/09/2020 18:12

Books, craft kits, a small toy, stationery. I do usually relent to a fun size chocolate/biscuit pack and bubbles!

Fingers crossed that numbers stop rising and we can get a bit of normality back and have parties for the kids again!

Risotto4tea · 08/09/2020 18:13


Teacher12345 · 08/09/2020 18:15

@PunkAssMoFo that's still lots of bits of tat! Or do you mean just one of them?
I was hoping to get just one thing so less hassle for parents. Craft kit is a good idea.

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