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How far in advance should I sent out b-day party invites?

Only 1 person showed up to my now 8 year old daughter's party, out of 8 girls total invited. She took the invites with her to church 2 weeks before the party to hand them out.

My son's birthday is at the end of this next month (Sept 24th), and I was wondering how far in advance was appropriate to send out invites.

 
hopeandglory53

Asked by hopeandglory53 at 10:19 PM on Aug. 28, 2013 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • Maybe two weeks? Not so far in advance that people forget but far enough that they have time to plan
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:21 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • I'd say 3 weeks
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:22 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • 2 weeks is pretty standard. I would include Save the Date stickers along with the invitations.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:23 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • I agree with 2 weeks, any more and people forget about it, much less and they already have plans.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 10:30 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • we always did them about 2 weeks or so out.
    we always had way les show up than were invited
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:34 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • 2-3 weeks is appropriate.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:20 AM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Two or three weeks, and it's pretty normal, from everything I've experienced and heard from other moms, to get less kidsthan you invite. One out of eight would be kind of disappointing, though.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:26 AM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • *less
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:34 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • Do it now.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 10:36 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

  • I would say 4-6 weeks. And do date reminder stickers and do a RSVP date just in case so they are force to commit or decline. Especially if it is at a place. I had my dd birth party at a place and I commited to about 10 kids and luckily that is what came. But no one from her school mostly outside of school friends and family. But we were new to the area so possibly next year she will have more school friends. My dd is only in pre k though. I am sure some will show up.
    libramoon007

    Answer by libramoon007 at 10:58 PM on Aug. 28, 2013

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