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Please help *party invites*? (PIOG)

Posted by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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Ok so Braden and Sara turn 4 next month. We are doing a bowling party. We are inviting 20 kids. I need at least 1 parent to stay for each child. Only the kids are covered for food and its all they can eat and drink. The parents can pay $5.50 to eat also. I am not paying for the parents, it would cost too much money, but the bowling alleys rules for parties for kids under 7 have to have a parent there. How do I write that in the invitation about the parent staying and paying for their own food and no siblings (unless they pay for them)? This is the 1st real party outside of the house with other kids etc. that I have thrown for little ones.







by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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buella
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 3:59 PM

B U M P... for later

2and2onway
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 4:13 PM

BUMP!

goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

I might write something like: Um ok let me think...... honestly I might try to plan a party somewhere else that might be a little easier like a skating rink or McD. or a movie theater. But If bowling is what they want, - Bowling alley rules state that a parent must accompany. Food and drink is provided for each invited child. ........?

goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 8, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Good luck with the party. I'm sure they will have a blast, I wouldn't stress too much. Inform the bowling alley that you are only paying for the kids. Adults must pay their own way. Hopefully the parents are bright enough to understand siblings aren't invited and if they are brought they will have to pay for them.

dawnjohnson5
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 5:04 PM

I would just put that food and drinks will be provided for the children only.

Add on the bottom of the invitation that each child must be accompanied by a parent.

USAFamily
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 5:07 PM

 Honestly, we throw parties at places where parents attend as well and we always provide food for everyone. In my opinion, as the hostess, that is my responsibility. Possibly adjust your guest list to accommodate a number of guests you can afford?

2and2onway
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM


Quoting USAFamily:

 Honestly, we throw parties at places where parents attend as well and we always provide food for everyone. In my opinion, as the hostess, that is my responsibility. Possibly adjust your guest list to accommodate a number of guests you can afford?

I cannot do that, I have to invite all the kids in the class or none. my kids have never been around other kids until now. I cannot afford to feed the parents, siblings etc as well.






2and2onway
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM


Quoting goddess99:

I might write something like: Um ok let me think...... honestly I might try to plan a party somewhere else that might be a little easier like a skating rink or McD. or a movie theater. But If bowling is what they want, - Bowling alley rules state that a parent must accompany. Food and drink is provided for each invited child. ........?

Unfortunately we cant do that. We live in a small town, our McDs doesnt even have a playland and everything else like chuckie cheese or skating is over an hr away. it will be too cold to do it outside and my house cannot accomodate that many kids and parents etc.






USAFamily
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM

 Our schools have that rule too, so I don't hand out invites at school. I will do it after, when picking up my kid or give the parents a phone call.

But good luck on what ever you do!

Quoting 2and2onway:


Quoting USAFamily:

 Honestly, we throw parties at places where parents attend as well and we always provide food for everyone. In my opinion, as the hostess, that is my responsibility. Possibly adjust your guest list to accommodate a number of guests you can afford?

I cannot do that, I have to invite all the kids in the class or none. my kids have never been around other kids until now. I cannot afford to feed the parents, siblings etc as well.

 

Miss-B
by on Sep. 8, 2011 at 5:35 PM
Quoting dawnjohnson5:

I would just put that food and drinks will be provided for the children only.

Add on the bottom of the invitation that each child must be accompanied by a parent.


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