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lpg21
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Birthday Party Question

Hi! I just wanted to see at what age you started to drop off your child to a classmate's birthday party vs. staying with them.

Posted 10/5/21 9:45 AM
 
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Hofstra26
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Re: Birthday Party Question

I think my DD was around 3rd grade when I started drop offs.

ETA - As she got a little older I would always ask the party host what they would prefer. Some liked the parents to stick around, others preferred a drop off.

Message edited 10/5/2021 9:50:37 AM.

Posted 10/5/21 9:49 AM
 

Katareen
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Birthday Party Question

It depended on a few things. If the party was in a public place where anyone can just walk in the door, I still usually stay. My older DD is 10.

I didn’t drop off with families I didn’t know until 3rd or 4th grade. If I knew the family very well I was dropping off by first grade.

Posted 10/5/21 9:54 AM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Birthday Party Question

I don't think I dropped off my kids to many parties as I usually knew the parents and we were usually friends.

Posted 10/5/21 9:59 AM
 

FirstMate
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Re: Birthday Party Question

I think around 8. If it is a drive to get there, like at Bounce U or something, I still stay unless I carpool. Also, if I am friends with the parents, I will stay at a house party to help out (and drink wine LOL)

Message edited 10/5/2021 11:05:41 AM.

Posted 10/5/21 11:04 AM
 

EricaAlt
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Re: Birthday Party Question

As everyone said.. depends on where. A closed place maybe around 3rd grade.

I was surpised at a 1st grade party parents dropped off at a bowling alley. I was a big NO for that. Especially at that age. What if they had to go to the bathroom?!

Posted 10/5/21 3:04 PM
 

Katareen
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Re: Birthday Party Question

Posted by EricaAlt

As everyone said.. depends on where. A closed place maybe around 3rd grade.

I was surpised at a 1st grade party parents dropped off at a bowling alley. I was a big NO for that. Especially at that age. What if they had to go to the bathroom?!



Yes! That makes me so anxious!!

Posted 10/5/21 5:26 PM
 

AliceCullen
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Re: Birthday Party Question

My son is in 1st grade and I would love to have a small birthday party at my house this year but I don't think I have room for all the parents. Sometimes both parents come to parties which I never understand. I wish they would drop off.

Posted 10/7/21 1:13 PM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Birthday Party Question

Posted by AliceCullen

My son is in 1st grade and I would love to have a small birthday party at my house this year but I don't think I have room for all the parents. Sometimes both parents come to parties which I never understand. I wish they would drop off.



I have had 50 people in my small house so I am sure you would be ok as most people have bigger homes than we do Chat Icon

Posted 10/7/21 1:16 PM
 

LuckyStar
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Birthday Party Question

Every party DD has gone to since COVID was drop off, including one at a popular place on LI. She is in 1st grade but went to a drop off party last year in K. DH waited outside in the car.

Posted 10/7/21 3:03 PM
 

MK2010x2
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Re: Birthday Party Question

Posted by LuckyStar

Every party DD has gone to since COVID was drop off, including one at a popular place on LI. She is in 1st grade but went to a drop off party last year in K. DH waited outside in the car.



This. Seems now they want smaller numbers so invitations state drop off party. I am sure you could stay if you wanted to.


I dropped off starting at 1st grade - but we are in a small school, 32 kids in the grade, only two classes - I feel like we know everyone.


Posted 10/7/21 3:44 PM
 
 

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