b-day parties for twins...what do YOU do? And does being a "B" lister make any difference?
My son was just invited to a birthday party for twin boys. One of them is in his class at school (2nd grade) and the other one he doesn't know. Do we buy for both boys, or just the one in his class? Do we spend the usual amount times two gifts if we buy for both? The "standard" rate one spends on a birthday gift for a classmate around here is about $25. So that would be $50, which seems excessive IMO. Then again, two $12.50 gifts...IDK what I can get for twelve bucks...and I don't like the idea of one toy they can share, either. We received the invitation in the backpack from school yesterday (Wednesday) and the party is this Saturday. Handwritten on the printed invitation was "apologies for short notice", so I suspect my son may have been on the "B" list, and perhaps enough "A" listers didn't respond to make the minimum. (It's at a karate/dodge ball facility.) Whether or not he was"A" or "B" list doesn't really factor into the question of what we should do...or does it? So, what do you think?