(Closed) thank you notes for 2 years old son birthday party?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Personally I would send them.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have never gotten thank you notes for kid’s parties.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Whenever its a big party put on by the parents I expect them and I’ve always gotten them. I wouldn’t be offended or angered if I didn’t. But its not like an older childs party where the point of it is for the kids. A 7 year old may ask for this and that and have a list of friends and the parties geared towards the kids, but for a child that is 2? I see it as the parents making all the decisions and doing it for themselves and really you probably had to open all the presents. Thats just my opinion, I think its a very nice gesture and is appropriate.

Plus I’m obviously biased since I’ve always gotten them 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have been noticing that I get thank you cards for everything lately. I’m always pleasantly surprised when I get a thank you card from a kids birthday party but I wouldn’t be offended if I didn’t get one. If really depends on what your friends/family expect.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The kind thing to do is to send a thank you note. I try to always err on the side of kindness. In the case of such a young child, I think it would be cute (and easy and cheap) to make your own photocopied TY note. Maybe fold a sheet of paper in 4, then draw a cupcake on the front in sharpie and have your child color it in. Then on the inside write, “Thank you for coming to my birthday party!” and help your child “write” their name at the bottom. Then unfold and make 50 copies. If I received something like this I would be pleased.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t expect thank you cards for birthday gifts ever. Graduation gifts, shower gifts, wedding gifts? Sure. But definitely not for birthday gifts.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think what’s gotten out of control is the size of birthday parties for kids.

If you are going to invite 50 people to a birthday party for a child who is not yet of an age where they can do their own thank you notes, it is your reponsibility to send the than you notes.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@julies1949: i agree totally!

 

@bhutton15: when i was young (oh so many years ago) I was expected to write a thankyou for every gift i was ever given.  Dunno if it’s just a British thing but it was ALWAYS done.  My friends’ kids send me thankyous for stuff i’ve given.  @FreeRangeMom: had a good idea – simple and personal.

 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t say there was anything wrong in inviting 50 family and close friends. I did say having done that, etiquette dictates you do the thank you notes.

Children learn by example, so every year your son will be able to help more and more with the thank-you notes, until one day he is able to do them all by himslef.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

our friend just gave us a thank you from her one year old for her bday party. i thought it was really nice. my mom taught us young to write thank you notes.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I was always taught to write thank you notes.  If guests took the time to pick out a gift for your son, it is only right that you/your son take the time to write thank you notes.  They do not need to be elaborate, but they should be done.  Children learn manners from modeling their parents behavior.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I intended to send TYs to everyone that attended my daughter’s 1st birthday last year but didn’t get around to it.  This year, I have prepaid our invitation designer for TYs so I will definitely make a huge effort to get them out this year.

In our family, parties average 60-70 attendees — with that many people showing up, it’s hard to give everyone personal attention during the festivities so a TY note afterwards is always a great way to show appreciation. 

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