The panel suggestions for handling your child's party:
- Discreetly give out invitations to the birthday party, so that no one get offended
- Bring cupcakes for the class and have a private family party
- Don’t include the class at all
I have a friend who gets offended when she is not invited to parties of people she knows, regardless of her relationship with the host, she feels since she knows them that she should automatically get an invite. I think that's crazy to think that way because parties can be very costly.
Here the thing with invites, if you can afford to invite a bunch of people who you know and are close then by all means do it. If you can not afford to invite a lot of people and on a tight budget DO NOT feel obligated to invite. Do not go into to debt trying to have a party. Maybe because I don't get offended when I'm not invited to parties, however some people (like my friend) do get offended if they are not invited.
The best way to handle invites is to narrow your list based on your relationship to the host of the party. Such as
- Immediate family member (Spouse, parent, siblings)
- Childhood friend/college friend
- Co-worker/business relationship
Also consider the following:
- Size of the facility where the event will take place
- Create reception guest list so that no one attends the event with out an invite.
The key to invitations is to not go crazy in debt for invites, remember the more people the more money, adding people without consider ALL aspects of your event can cost you.
We will talk about invitation design in the next post.