What would you think if your DC received a party invite that had party childs siblings name on it?
CrapBag · 18/05/2013 20:48
Just wondering on opinions on this one.
If your DC got an invite for a party and the invitation was for the child in the class that your DC knew, plus the name of the party childs (much younger) sibling, what would you think?
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HollyBerryBush · 18/05/2013 20:57
No, I wouldn't BUT I have been caught like that before, DS3 is friends with twins who are encouraged to have totally separate fiends and identities, not a package deal IYSWIM, and he was invited to one twins party but not the other, even though they were all in the same class. I suppose if he were mates with the other twin, he'd have been invited to that party
HalloweenDuck · 18/05/2013 21:02
I had a joint party for my ds and dd2 when they turned 4 and 5. ( 12 months between them) We had nice invitations printed and given out to mutual friends/ family etc. Then on their separate friends invites I wrote your are invited as ds/dd2's guest on the back. They loved having cards from their siblings friends aswell as many guests gave cards to the extra sibling. One mother gave presents to both which was a lovely surprise and one mum turned up with a big helium 4 and helium 5 which they both loved!
CrapBag · 18/05/2013 21:05
I was wondering following a conversation with a mum the other day and she was wondering why the younger siblings name was on the invite.
Someone I know is having a joint party for her DS's, their birthdays are close together, one is school age, one isn't. The invites have both names on even to the parents who don't necessarily know about younger sibling. We talked before about whether she should put both names on the invites that were just for the school age child and I did say to her why bother, they are not friends for the younger sibling. Then she said she was going to do it because hopefully she might get more presents for the younger one as well.
I didn't know whether she would actually do it and was hoping she was joking which is why I asked another mum whether the invite had both names on, it did and that is the reason why.
CrapBag · 18/05/2013 21:17
See that's my thinking exactly piff. I find it so cheeky that the sibling is on the invite purely with the intention of getting them some more presents. Don't kids get enough crap presents anyway. I also have children with close birthdays but I would never do this either.
I am surprised many people would buy for the child that their DC didn't know, but then where I live people don't have much money so maybe they won't, but then some may feel obliged when they can't afford it which is terrible.
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