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Old 08-07-2012, 06:57 AM   #11
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well, first of all I don't feel the need to be friend's with my childrens' friends' parents, so if your child likes this little girl and he wants to go well why not
Because he's only 2....

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #12
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Because he's only 2....
I agree... At this age a birthday party for someone he hardly knows is just an over-stimulating, stressful, hyped-up outing. No thanks!
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I agree that it would probably be best to just choose one and decline to the others to avoid becoming overwhelmed with all the parties.

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Our budget for birthdays is $20. I would hold off on RSVPing to anything until the week before the party. I generally don't RSVP til a week before because I never know exactly what is going on til then. We like birthday parties here, so I would go to all 3. But, that's just me. My kids love cake!
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Re: Some toddler birthday etiquette questions

go to the ones you want, but wait until you hear from the 1st friend and then decide.

as for the gifts, what someone else spent on your DS should have absolutely NO bearing on what you spend on someone else's kid! You spend what you want/can. I used to spend about $15-20 on my kids' friends b-day gifts, even though, in my old life, I could have spent more if I desired. Now, my financial situation is much different. My next door neighbor has a son the same age as my 2 yr old. For DS b-day, they gave him some very nice gifts (prob $15-20) and when it was her DS' party, I had to really scrimp and I spent about $5. But I asked her what he liked and with that info, he got a dollar store fireman's hat and a playground ball. I put it in a canvas tote that I already had and I tie dyed it and put his name on it. Everything was a big hit! I think trying to match values of presents is pointless. People don't know each other's financial situations or choices (you can be loaded and not choose to spend a lot on other people's kids or really struggling.)
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