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Posted by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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I just got an invitation for someone having a birthday party for a 6 year old. invitation made me think a little bit.
So a question for all of you.
how early do you mail invitations out for a 5 to 7 year old birthday with no one coming from out of state?
how many days before the party do you want an RSVP?
I'll post with this invitation called for a little later.


Ok so it was my sister and the birthday is for my nephew and she mailed them out 7 weeks in advance.She wants the RSVP's by 4 weeks prior. (its a birthday party not a wedding) I would understand if she was having a party at somewhere like a catering hall,even Chuck e Cheese but its not its in the house with only a handful of kids invited. It's not even like she is getting a bounce house or clown, nothing that needs advance notice. Weird or just me?

by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:34 AM

no more than 2 weeks, and even then I don't expect most people to really RSVP

Jillysmom
by Adele on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Very interesting

Quoting Mom2jngnc:

no more than 2 weeks, and even then I don't expect most people to really RSVP

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Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM

i usually want the rsvp by Thursday before the event. that gives me friday to shop

January1964
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I send out the invites one month in advance. I want an RSVP one week before the party.

lady-J-Rock
by Niki on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM

my kids get sent out a month in advance. 

Emschick38
by Ali on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

I usually send them out about a month in advance. Since we dont ever invite more than 6-8 kids i dont often worry about RSVP

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:32 PM

4 weeks invite goes out... And depending in the venue (location) anywhere from a week to 3 days before for rsvp. 

For my sons first birthday at restaurant we sent out invite 7 weeks in advance with rsvp 2 weeks before as restauant needed head count by x day to order food. It is also typically a busy time of year for people... So i wanted lots of notice. 

lish2127
by Platinum Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Most of the invites we have received are anywhere from 2-4 weeks ahead. Usually with the rsvp a week to 3 days before the event. Personally I'm last minute and get them out about 2 weeks ahead with rsvp wed before the weekend party. For my son's 7th bday I put the rsvp date Wed and still got calls on Fri with the party on Sat.
Kimmiky
by Kimmiky on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM

 We just got invited to a party in about a week in a half . . . So I'll have two paydays and weekends to shop for a gift.  I think that is a reasonable amount of time.

robynjavan7104
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM
invitations Usually go out 2-3 weeks before but I usually tell people about it about a month before.
I usually don't expect people to rsvp.
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