Should I invite the whole class to my daughter's birthday party?

Lisa - posted on 05/24/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I can't decide, should I invite the whole 1st grade class to my daughter's birthday party or just the girls? Until today, 5/24 no one had invited the whole class. In fact today was my daughter's first invite this year. She was at a different school last year. There are 7 girls, besides her and 21 boys in her class. Her birthday is in the middle of the summer so invitations will go out about 6 weeks early since I need to give them out before school ends. We also have 5 family friends kids and only 1 or 2 of them are likely, but all are possible. This is 34 potential kids, but would all really come? Considering this is in the middle of summer. I'm both afraid too many would come if I invited they boys too, but I'm also afraid if I only invite the girls then there may only be 2 or 3 kids there. We don't really want a lot of presents, I just want the activity to be fun, but will it be if very few show up. Thanks.

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Lisa - posted on 05/26/2013

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Based on your feelings its unlikely that your child has special needs and is likely probably part of the popular crowd. Schools put these in rules in place to attempt to help those who would normally be left behind not be so far behind that they completely fail in life. BTW I am out in the real world and have been over 20 years. Once you reach adulthood a lot of this pettiness goes away, at least for most people. I have the answer I need.

Jodi - posted on 05/24/2013

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Gawd, people are just too damn precious these days. Guess what, kids, real life awaits, and you're all in for a shock. :\ is it any wonder they reach high school and have zero resilience?

I'd just invite the girls, then, unless she has boys she wants to invite who are her friends.

Lisa - posted on 05/24/2013

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Thanks Jodi. We are not allowed to pick and choose when we send the invites out at school. I don't have everyone's addresses. Its either all of your gender or the whole class that you are allowed to do. Besides there is a good chance if we only invited 2 or 3 kids that zero would show up. I don't want that either.

Jodi - posted on 05/24/2013

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Why can't you just invite the children who are her friends? I don't understand the "invite the whole class" thing. It seems really pointless. If you are inviting a whole class just to make up numbers, where is the point in that?

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