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i really want to invite these 2 boys that live in our complex to my son bday party. i dnt want them to not come bc they cant afford a present

is there any way to say. no need to bring a present without it coming across as offensive?? or rude... bc i knw they cant afford a present. but i just really want them there bc my son adores them both. and i think they would have fun.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Holidays

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  • They're kids. I'm sure it won't be offensive to tell them not to bring a present. Just tell them to bring themselves.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:46 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Just send them an invite with a no present clause in it.

    Answer by older at 4:46 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • And let them know that their being there is a gift in itself (if they are old enough to understand) and that is priceless.

    Answer by MaryWolfe at 4:50 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Just give them an invite that states "just bring yourselves!" or something fun like that. :)

    Answer by HeatherReneeB at 6:02 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Yep, just send an invitation, and let the mom know that your child would really like them to come. You can put "no gift required" on the card, but remember that they may feel bad that they didn't bring a gift if your child opens gifts at the party.

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:50 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • OOOH! I have an idea! You could have them do something to earn a couple bucks to go to the store. Like clean up leaves or something (make it a game so that your kids get involved too). Then take them down to the dollar store & get something small. They will feel good because they earned something & will be able to give your son a gift!

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 12:56 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

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