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When I host a child's birthday party I expect you to

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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RSVP, arrive at the designated time within 15 minutes or so, drop your child off at first grade and up or ask politely to stay, dress your child nicely, bring only the child who has been inited to the party, teach your child good party manners in advance of the event, arrive about ten minutes before the end of the party to collect your child, thank us on the way out.


What about you? How do your expectations differ from mine?


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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I don't have expectations of people. To do so is dumb on your part. And I'm not leaving my kid at your house alone.
danie24
by Ruby Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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I expect them to come and have fun.

I don't care what they're wearing or who tags along.

As long as they're not mean or hurtful in any way, they are more than welcome in my home.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I don't care about most of that stuff, as long as you don't bring extra people and your kid isn't a brat, I'm good.

Suzy_Sunshine
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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when you host a party you expect absolutely nothing of them?

You would be neither surprised nor unhappy if someone showed up unexpectedly, brought 47 extra children along, did coke on your kitchen counters and set the place on fire?

We all have expectations. I am interested in hearing about yours. 

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't have expectations of people. To do so is dumb on your part. And I'm not leaving my kid at your house alone.


MrS.GiFFord
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM

 Drop your kid off and leave. They are my child's friends not robots.

unspecified42
by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM
No, that sounds pretty much like mine.
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MomMom23
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Glad I don't know you. Knowing those are your expectations, I'd never take my kid to a party of yours.

ColieO
by Ruby Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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I like rsvps. Beyond that, if you show up on time and have remembered the party you've exceeded my expectations.
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Suzy_Sunshine
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Cool - but I do think there is probably some sort of limit as far as people tagging along. It sounds like you're perfectly happy with an entire family coming to a kids' party and maybe even a stray cousin or two but there must be some limit!

Quoting danie24:

I expect them to come and have fun.

I don't care what they're wearing or who tags along.

As long as they're not mean or hurtful in any way, they are more than welcome in my home.


danandsamsmom
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I really don't mind if parents stay.  I don't mind if siblings come along; in fact I always includes "siblings welcome" on the invite.  I do appreciate RSVPs.

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