Post # 1
I am planning my daughter’s birthday party at the Children’s Museum. The admission for the children attending the party is covered in the party package however the parent’s admission would not be. Is it tacky to ask the parents to pay for admission to the museum?
Post # 3
I think it depends if the parents’ attendance is required if their child attends.
Post # 5
I agree, if the parents HAVE to be there, then the persowhile is hosting the party should pay.
Post # 6
If you requre that parents be there, I would pay for it. However, if you aren’t requiring or asking parents to join, I don’t think it is necessary for you to pay for their entry.
Post # 7
Not sure how old the kids are or how many. You might only need a few adults to “chaperone.” You probably should pay for the chaperones, but they could be you, your SO, your sister, your older cousin, etc. They don’t have to be the parents.
Post # 8
I think it also depends on the travel as well. Do they have to travel a fair way to drop their kids off at the party? If I had to drive all the way from the suburbs into the city (so 30-40+ minutes depending on traffic) I certianly wouldn’t want to have to drive it x 2 roundtrips and would probably want to stay.
Post # 9
If they want to stay and you already have enough helpers then they should pay for themselves. I would have no problem paying for myself if I wanted to stay. (Unless the kids invited are super young and parents would need to stay.)
Post # 10
if you have to ask, it is. if they just want to stay, it’s not.
Post # 11