6 yr b-day suggestions please!

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Registered: 05-05-2004
6 yr b-day suggestions please!
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Mon, 07-30-2007 - 9:02am
I am one that usually has the party planned months in advanced because I love doing it. But this year I am dreading it! Before, the parties were always with close friends and families but this year DD wants to invite her friends from school.
Her birthday is right at the beginning of the school year so it makes it hard because I'm not sure who her close friends will be this year, it will probably depend on who's in her class. It seems the trend nowadays is to just invite the girls in the class, which I don't mind because that would be about 8 girls (but there are 2 classes). So the parents were usually inviting just the 8 girls in the actual class. But since this is just the 2nd school year for dd she only became friends with the girls in her class and never talked about kids from the 2nd class. So this year I'm sure they'll be changed around a little. I guess my question is... do I just stick to the class list and invite only the girls in her designated class, whether she knows who they are or not? What if one of her close friends is in the other class, can I still invite her and not the rest of the girls in that class? I really want to keep the party small so I don't want to invite ALL the girls in the first grade, plus dd has some friends outside of school I'll want to invite. How would you do it?
Also, are there any good gift ideas? I have no idea what to get her this year?!!!!!!!!!!
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Mon, 07-30-2007 - 2:26pm
hello!! have you asked your dd who she wants to invite?? i invited the whole kindergarten class last year and the only ones who showed were her 2 best friends-and theyre the only 2 that showed this year too-a lil boy and a lil girl. neither was in her class in first grade, but she wanted me to invite them so i did. talk to her about who she wants you to invite and then invite them. if some of her buddies arent in her class-then see if your dd can catch them after school or before-or see if you can catch the parents at either of those times...i think that would be the best way to do it...as far as gifts, we got our dd 2 games for her game cube that she wanted(she just turned 7 in june)...last year, we got her game boy games...(i see a pattern here-lol)anyway, what about a computer game or a video game? or some bratz dolls? maybe some play make up...books...movies...clothes... a couple of music cds(my dd LOVES carrie underwood)...littlest pet shop or polly pocket?? these are some of the things my dd is into-good luck!!
joanne
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Registered: 07-24-2007
Thu, 08-02-2007 - 9:50pm

Ask her who she wants to invite and then get the mailing addresses from the teachers and mail the invites. This way you can hopefully avoid hurt feelings. This is actually a school rule for us. If you don't invite everybody in the class -- you must mail the invites.

My oldest daughters birthday is also at the beginning of the school year. I remember her 2nd grade year we were new to her school. She had been there about 2 weeks before her birthday and wanted to have a slumber party. She also wanted to invite every little girl in her class and a couple from her old school. Since I was SURE most parents would not let their child come to the home of a person they had never met, I said sure. I thought I had it made. I could make my daughter happy, but avoid a big party. Boy was I wrong, we ended up with 10 little girls over here that night. I was shocked at the number of parents who simply dropped off their daughters with nothing more than meeting me at the door that night. Live and learn. This year we are having another big slumber party for her, but I need a large number of girls since we are doing a mystery night.

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Fri, 08-03-2007 - 9:52pm
I would just ask your DD who she would like to invite and leave it at that.
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Fri, 08-03-2007 - 10:07pm

Give your dd a specific amount of people she can invite and ask her specifically who she wants to invite. My 6 year old had his first big bash for his birthday in January. I really only wanted to invite 6 people to his party. We were brand new in our neighborhood and he was in a new primary (Sunday School) class at church that I think has about 8 kids. He didn't go to the neighborhood school last year because he was in an alternative kindy program for spec. ed. There were 6 kids besides himself in his class at school. Plus he had 3 cousins that I felt we should invite because he is close to them and they've invited him to their birthday parties. But I told him 6 guests and asked him to choose who he wanted. He ended up choosing the three cousins I mentioned as well as three friends from school. Don't worry about doing what everyone else is doing. Invite the friends dd wants to invite.

Jayme

 

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Mon, 08-13-2007 - 8:06am

We always invite DD's whole class.

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