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Old 08-12-2010, 12:32 PM   #11
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I think it is tacky, not rude or against any rule however, to mention gifts in an invite. I have seen sizes listed on invites before but never a specific request for a type (winter/summer) of clothing. At my house birthday parties are kept small and only people who know the birthday person or our family personally and closely are invited. It took me a few years to decide that was what was best for our family but parties have been so much more relaxed and enjoyable after we decided to limit invites!


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Old 08-12-2010, 12:49 PM   #12
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I would think you were asking specifically for clothing, and the no jeans thing is off-putting.

For a friend's DS's first birthday, she did a "Then and Now" section. Like, weight, height, clothing size, etc. So people could look at that and figure it out themselves, rather than call or guess, or outright requesting specifics.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:28 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by HaileysMommy View Post
Typically it is considered rude to mention gifts in invites. I would just leave it out, take the phone calls and exchange any clothes you have to exchange.
this. I would just take the millions of questions and phone calls. It is the thought that counts right? I would want peopel to pick out their own gifts and I have to return or exchange them, then so be it. THe person did something nice for my LO anyway
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