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School birthday parties - what's the 101?
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In still in the group, but muted lol, 60 messages between Friday night and now, quite full on lol
I volunteer with children aged 10-13 and the party expectations have calmed down a lot by that age in terms of numbers. I regularly hear kids saying “I did x but mum said I could only invite 4 friends “. But the activity seems to have increased in price.
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It's also incredibly painful, I went once and swore more in my one game than ever before
My daughter has left primary school now but parents not replying were an absolute nightmare. Two weeks after handing out the invitations there were still over half of them that hadn't replied and we had to approach them all in the playground to find out if they were coming or not. It's hard to imagine what they were thinking, somone has gone to the bother of asking their child to a birthday party and has a significant cost in arranging food etc, but they couldn't be bothered to spend 30 seconds typing yes or no into a text message.