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Birthday parties

Anonymous
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I was widowed 6 months ago and am in bad financial shape. My kids have been invited to 5 birthday parties in January and February. I want them to be able to go but I can't afford to buy gifts.

I'm leaving towards just telling my kids they can't go.

What should I do?
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:24 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:30 AM

1/10

Starz6802
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:33 AM
I understand how you feel as an attendee. If I was the parent throwing the party I would rather you came and didn’t bring a gift. She honestly doesn’t need any more Barbie like princess dolls.

Can you call the parent and explain? Or even just bring a small gift from somewhere like $5 and below?
stepperbepper
by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:35 AM
Hit up the dollar store or just give $5 in a card.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:37 AM
This. I doubt anyone cares about the stuff. They just want your kids to be there.

Quoting stepperbepper: Hit up the dollar store or just give $5 in a card.
lucky2Beeme
by Emerald Member on Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:37 AM
I wouldn't send my child if I couldn't afford a gift. If I was hosting I wouldn't care about a child not brining a gift.
Swan77
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2017 at 6:39 AM
Honestly I would be fine with kids coming with no gift. If you feel uncomfortable there are some nice gifts at five and below
ABeautifulLife.
by on Dec. 18, 2017 at 7:02 AM
I had children come to my kids birthday parties. without gifts. I was happy they came.

Send them anyway.
JMmomof2
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2017 at 7:04 AM
We have switched to “no present” parties. I hate all the crap and I’ve noticed more kids show up.


But as a parent I would still want your kid to come present or no.

Maybe have your kids make their friends a card and throw in $5? Kids like getting cash lol
mmm2015
by Eldouchedegrande on Dec. 18, 2017 at 7:06 AM
If you can't get a 10 dollar gift then they shouldn't go.


Sorry for your loss

Quoting Anonymous 1: I was widowed 6 months ago and am in bad financial shape. My kids have been invited to 5 birthday parties in January and February. I want them to be able to go but I can't afford to buy gifts.

I'm leaving towards just telling my kids they can't go.

What should I do?
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