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How soon before your child's birthday party do you send out invitations?

This is a cross posting from the preschoolers section. Thought I might get more of a response here.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • 3 weeks

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 12:45 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Usually 3 to 4 weeks so everyone has a chance to get them and RSVP. Just incase some are away or on vacation. Usually no more than 6 weeks ahead of time. You always want to give the mail man extra time.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 12:45 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • My kids are in grade school and I like to send them at least a week in advance? How soon do you like to receive an invite before the actual event?

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:48 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • The new thing is a Save the date 3-4 weeks before, and then 2 weeks before.

    Answer by KFree907 at 12:51 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Hi!

    I usually aim for 7-10 days before the fete. I think the Emily Post thing is 2-weeks, but I never seem to make that happen. With a week in advance, scheduling isn't a problem unless the birthday is around a holiday. Another option is to call instead of sending invites, too.
    Happy partying!

    Answer by SportMama at 4:54 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • 7-10 days??? that seems way to late to me. i know two year olds that have a busier social calendar than me! we sent out invites a month ahead of time.

    Answer by abelsmama07 at 11:04 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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