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Old 05-09-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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B-day party gift advice needed pls

Dd has been invited to a friend's b-day party but it's a combined party for the friend and her sister. Dd doesn't really know the sister well. What is the etiquette for gifts in this situation? Do we get one for the sis that dd knows? One for each girl? Or is a combined gift ok? TIA!
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I would just give a gift to the friend. That's who she knows. I think the parents should have gave out separate invitations for each of their daughters friends.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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I like that idea
I would buy a gift for the friend and maybe something small for the other girl IF it said the party was for both. You can also ask the parents of others who have been invited what they are doing so your child does not feel out of place if you do not get two gifts. I know in our school parents talk.....
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I would just ask the parents. My DD was in a similar situation where her friend was having a party with her 2 other sisters. The mom was clear only bring something for the one who invited you that's what we did but if you "know" them pretty well I would pick something up for the sister too. Maybe a card with $5 to McDonalds or a a local ice cream parlor just to recognize her party too.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Dd has been invited to a friend's b-day party but it's a combined party for the friend and her sister. Dd doesn't really know the sister well. What is the etiquette for gifts in this situation? Do we get one for the sis that dd knows? One for each girl? Or is a combined gift ok? TIA!
My older two have birthdays one day apart. We used to do "family" birthday parties with our friends...meaning we would invite whole families with kids of various ages that both of my kids knew.

Other than that, we have done one other combined...DD's actual birthdY was the day DS wanted his party (Sat vs Sun), so I invited all DS' s friends with an invite for HIM, and vice versa so the rezpective parents didn't even know it was a combo b-day party.

There was NO WAY I expected kids to bring a gift for each bday kid.
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That's exactly what I would have done so the parents don't know it's a combined party. Good job Sea333
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:51 PM   #7
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I did this when my Boys were 5 & 8 at one of those bouncy places. I sent separate invites for each of there friends. I did let the parents of the younger ones know older kids would be there. Each Boy got gifts from his friends. Family gave it both. It worked out well.
So unless you know both girls I would only give to the one your daughter is friends with.
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