My DS was invited to a 1/2 birthday party, yes the child will be turning 5 1/2, it is a huge party that the parents are spending a lot of money on and yes presents are expected from the guest.
Honestly I really don't care, after all this is not my child and who am I to say how one is to raise their kids.
I just was surprised by the whole thing, is it common? Or am I just the weird parent here? Maybe because the child has a summer birthday IDK, I am sure I will let my kid go if he wants to, he is very shy and I am just trying to help bring him out of his shell lol