I would not. My 8 yr old had a party and the kids brought small gifts like Pokemon cards and 1 GI Joe figure. It was wonderful that they gave him a little token that celebrated the fact that it was his birthday. My oldest son once was given a home made birthday card as a gift. Again, lovely and thoughtful. Well one kid showed up at my 8 yr old b-day with NO gift at all. I thought it was incredibly rude for him to come enjoy everything we did for the party and not have a gift. I'm sure some will call me materialistic but I thought it was low class and I wouldn't do it. He was just a kid from the football team - not a good friend.
It's tacky and rude to not show up with a gift. Especially since someone can make a gift for free with stuff they have if it comes to that. showing up with nothing to me would say. I want to eat the food and have fun but I didn't really care enough about the person to make any effort at all.
Answer by SylviaNCali at 5:12 PM on Apr. 5, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
Did you send invites, maybe the mom didn't even know it was a party. If she knew it is her or dads responsibility to teach social graces and could at least bring a card.
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