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Old 02-08-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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I understand if it is an all girl or all boy party. But for a Kindergartner, is it ok to invite all the boys and some girls but not all girls?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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I don't think there is any requirement to invite a whole classroom to a bday party UNLESS the invitations are brought to school and passed out. No one should be excluded in such circumstances but if invites are mailed either snail or e mail then NO not every kid should be invited. We always took cake and favors to the school-with prior arrangements with teacher- and had refreshments there. This way no one is excluded, and no one has to bring a gift.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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If you are inviting 3/4 of the class, you might as well invite the whole class IMO.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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I don't think there is any requirement to invite a whole classroom to a bday party UNLESS the invitations are brought to school and passed out.

Agreed!
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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I understand if it is an all girl or all boy party. But for a Kindergartner, is it ok to invite all the boys and some girls but not all girls?

Our parties at home were limited to family and neighborhood children. Celebration at school was treats and refreshments for the entire class. No hurt feelings or exclusions either way.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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I don't think there is any requirement to invite a whole classroom to a bday party UNLESS the invitations are brought to school and passed out. No one should be excluded in such circumstances but if invites are mailed either snail or e mail then NO not every kid should be invited. We always took cake and favors to the school-with prior arrangements with teacher- and had refreshments there. This way no one is excluded, and no one has to bring a gift.
You sound very wise....I agree with you
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Kids talk and my daughter was hurt when this boy told her she was not invited but other girls were. I told her it's not a big deal and she kinda shrugged it off.

She is a sensitive kid and I think because I didn't make a big deal out of it, she was fine too. I don't really care if my daughter was invited or not but don't talk about it. But then they are only 5/6....
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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I think it is ok as long as you don't hand out the invitations at school.

Out of consideration for the girls' feelings, you may want to look at what "some girls" is in proportion to the class. If "some girls" is 1/3 of the girls or less, you should have no problems. If "some girls" is more than 1/2 the girls in the class, then maybe you should invite them all if you are able.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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I understand if it is an all girl or all boy party. But for a Kindergartner, is it ok to invite all the boys and some girls but not all girls?
Never feel obligated to invite all the kids.
Privately, maybe via email or something, send out invitations to the kids parents.

When I have kids, I will ask my child who they want to come and those people will be invited, I am not going to invite an entire class of 30 5 year olds that I have to pay to feed and give party favors to and watch and keep in control.

If someone doesn't like it then they can use it like a learning opportunity that life isn't fair and that other people don't have to be forced to like everyone.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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I don't think there is any requirement to invite a whole classroom to a bday party UNLESS the invitations are brought to school and passed out. No one should be excluded in such circumstances but if invites are mailed either snail or e mail then NO not every kid should be invited. We always took cake and favors to the school-with prior arrangements with teacher- and had refreshments there. This way no one is excluded, and no one has to bring a gift.
I agree with this.
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