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Is this appropiate?

Posted by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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Question: So would you ever reveal a gift of that magnitude at your kids birthday party?

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I wouldn't because of the jealousy it may cause between all the kids.

Forget jealousy! It's my kids special day.

Neither here nor there with the decision.


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So, you've decided to surprise you child with a trip to WDW for their birthday. To tell them the big news you chose to do so at their birthday party using a scavenger hunt in which the other party guest, i.e their friends, arent a part of. The only get to watch. Do you think that it is appropiate to reveal such a gift amongst the other kids or should that be the last gift revealed to your child after the party. I would think that would cause alot of jealousy and envy between your child and their friends. What do you think?

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kellysparkles
by Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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I wouldn't but not because of the magnitude of the gift; it's not fair to have a birthday party and then make the other kids sit out while your child has fun doing a scavenger hunt.

(Please note that the "you" is just a general you and not specific you lol.)
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Lorik1969
by Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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Seems like showing off to me. You don't make the focal point of a party an activity in which none of the children participate.
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Marz31
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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Well, if my child were getting such a gift, they wouldn't be getting such a party, in a year or two, she'll get the choice of a party or a trip (maybe not Disney, but still more than we'd spend on a gift and party normally). There's no way we'd ever be able to do both a big party with friends AND a trip, we aren't broke, but we're not swimming in it either! and knowing my daughter, I probably wouldn't tell her about the trip, if it was a surprise, until a day before, we're going on a long weekend in the middle of May and she's been asking about it nonstop, I can't even imagine what a trip to Disney would do to her! LOL

Kris_PBG
by Representative on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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This.


Quoting kellysparkles:

I wouldn't but not because of the magnitude of the gift; it's not fair to have a birthday party and then make the other kids sit out while your child has fun doing a scavenger hunt.



(Please note that the "you" is just a general you and not specific you lol.)

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bigmama423
by Liz on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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I agree.. : )

Quoting kellysparkles:

I wouldn't but not because of the magnitude of the gift; it's not fair to have a birthday party and then make the other kids sit out while your child has fun doing a scavenger hunt.



(Please note that the "you" is just a general you and not specific you lol.)
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Lindalou907
by Bronze Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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I wouldn't, but I think my kids could handle being a guest at that party, and I would just tell them to be happy for their friend.

anotherandree
by Inga on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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I like the 1st 2 answers.  I think it is just kinda mean to make the other kids sit out at a party!

EireLass
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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I would have done it with the child and parents only. And video taped it along the way.

GELiz
by Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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I would not reveal that gift at the party.

MJP76
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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I don't know what WDW is, however, if it's my child's birthday, I'll reveal whatever I choose to him, it's his day, no one else's. the other kids have to realize its not their day. Jealousy is a horrible negative emotion to have.

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