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Old 05-19-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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I think that invite was pretty obnoxious, especially since they didn't make the stipulations clear at the beginning. Yes OP, I'd be ticked too ( though not quite livid). I would have probably declined at the last minute, as soon as the rules were dumped in your inbox.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: ATL & LA
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Stinks it's too late, but I probably would have said "Sorry, but I didn't know all these details when you invited my daughter, and unfortunately she will no longer be able to make it".
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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No. Thank you, but no.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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I definitely would have declined. That "invitation" was nothing short of rude and obnoxious!

You could have arranged a "birthday lunch" for the girl and your daughter and given her a small gift.

There is no way, no how I would agreed to that "invitation" ---- get your kid here yourself, be sure to feed her first, give her $40 to get in, give her $$ for lunch. OH! And don't forget the gift!!! What kind of invitation is that??????
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Yeah... I also would have declined.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I dunno.. On the one hand, it's very odd; on the other, if it were a close friend of my daughter and it meant something to her, I'd most likely try to work with it rather than decline simply because it annoyed me (assuming that it wouldn't be a financial hardship on me). If the parents are ....different, that is certainly not the fault of the little girls and since ultimately this was a party for the child, I'd try to keep that in mind.

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Exactly, maciesmom -- it's not the girl's fault her parents are completely rude and socially clueless.
And that's why we went ahead.
But you can be d*** sure there will be no repeat next year.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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That invite would definitely rub me the wrong way. 'Sounds like a spontaneous get-together, not an special event planned ahead of time. The parents of the birthday girl aren't throwing the party, the other parents are!

Plus, those "cute" (ahem) remarks irk me too.

I don't like these people.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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Aside from the obnoxious way they invited you daughter, the vegan part really ticks me off. I'm vegetarian and my 23-year-old son has been vegan for over 5 years now, but we'd never indicate our dietary habits on an invitation like that - there's absolutely no reason to. You can almost always get oatmeal and fruit at hotel restaurants for breakfast and just ask them not to put milk in the oatmeal. They sound like really self-centered folks who have to make sure everyone bends to their whims. I hope your daughter enjoyed herself, and yeah - next year, no way.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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Exactly, maciesmom -- it's not the girl's fault her parents are completely rude and socially clueless.
And that's why we went ahead.
But you can be d*** sure there will be no repeat next year.
^^I agree. That was a horrible invitation and I can only imagine what a future "wedding" invite for their daughter will look like. LOL!
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