1 year old's b-day party

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could send a $5 board book, but it’s not really necessary!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I don’t think there is any etiquette on this. You can send a present if you want (there are plenty of great $5-$10 gifts for that age) or you can just send the card. Either is totally fine!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would just a send card with money and be done with it. This way the parents can use it to see what fits with their child

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mint2BMrsB:  I would only send a card. This couple is pushing the boundaries if etiquette as far as I am concerned. If  the intent is not to solicit a cross country gift from someone they know cannot attend, but to just keep you informed, I think a card or email from them would suffice.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Mint2BMrsB:  you can send a card without a gift. The kid is not going to hold it against you, I promise 😉

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@julies1949:  +1! Sounds like the parents might be soliciting gifts. I would just send a card. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I would send a card…if you decide to send anything else, maybe you can use a coupon and make them a cute photo collage for a couple of dollars at walgreens/cvs (check for coupons) that they can frame with pics of the baby over the first year.

 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mint2BMrsB: I don’t know the exact etiquette, but I will say this: a child has one baptism but lots of birthdays. So IMHO (in my humble opinion) there’s nothing wrong with sending a gift only for his/her baptism. Send a birthday gift and you might feel obliged to keep doing it for the next 18 years!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Mint2BMrsB:  I would send a card but if you feel like a gift is necessary I always give books or PJ’s & they’re useful and a big hit. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Mint2BMrsB:  You sent a gift for the baptism that’s enough. They probably had a baby shower and everything already. Just send a card expressing your joy for their baby turning one, and maybe a framed picture or something small, but I would not spend more than a couple of bucks

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