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#1 happy2bme

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

DS2 goes to daycare. He recently got a birthday invitation for a child in his room. I only just got a chance to look at it properly today.  The party is in the daycare room during daycare hours.  

I am assuming that a birthday gift would still be required??  I haven't come across this before so not sure what normal practice would be??

#2 BornToLove

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

I doubt a gift would be expected. About half the parents in DD's day care room bring in some sort of treat for their child's birthday. The center serves it at afternoon tea and sing to the birthday child. Usually we have to sign off when we bring DD in that day saying we're okay with her getting the treat. Never any prior warning.

Edited by BornToLove, 01 December 2012 - 06:46 PM.

#3 luke's mummu

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

I don't know why the parents sent invitations??? At our childcare centre, you are welcome to bring a cake and candles/camera for your child's birthday and they sing Happy Birthday and the cake is served instead of afternoon tea.

If you don't know the child, and it's just a cake, I wouldn't be bringing a present at all, as it would set a precedent. Maybe check with the childcare centre that the parents aren't organising an entertainer or some special activity for the birthday just to make sure.

#4 Funwith3

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

Haha well you can hardly say he's not coming to the party can you!! Sounds a bit like a grab for presents to me... otherwise why send an invitation? Odd.

#5 tothebeach

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

We had one instance for DS when a party was held at daycare, complete with party hats, cake and other party food. The mum came and took photos and left party bags for the kids. However, no invitations were sent - just a note in the morning saying that the kids  would be having some party food during the day.

Why bother with invitations - just odd.

#6 KnightsofNi

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

Just give a card and a match box car or something.

#7 umop-apisdn

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

That's bizarre that they would send an invitation. I wouldn't bring a present.

#8 casime

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Sounds like a present grab to me.   Let daycare do all the work, call it a party, then sit back and collect presents.

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