So a friend of mine has invited me to an out of state first birthday party for her son who is a few days younger than mine. I have told her I'm not able to make it. She still sent invite anyway. Ok, that's sweet, but she included a REGISTRY for the party. A REGISTRY, in case "I wanted to send a gift." Wth???? Seriously? First off registries aren't for birthday parties, they are for Weddings and Babies. Secondly, sending an invite to ANYTHING with a registry announcement is considered TACKY beyond TACKY, and third why would a kid from a "well to do" family need a registry?
I know a lot of people now throw their own baby showers and weddings and include registries even though it's considered taboo. I'm not debating that, that's another post for another time. I realize that's more excitable now, but birthday parties??? Ewe! To me it says "I'm inviting you so you will give my kid a gift!"
I'm not saying anything to her. I'm not saying anything to anyone else. She already asked me my thoughts on birthday registries before she made the stupid thing. I just think it's tacky and rude. I needed to vent!