(Closed) How close do you need to be to HAVE to go to child’s birthday party?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive skipped my own niece and nephews birthday parties because they werent significant (1st, 5th, 16th, 18th and 21st are the important ones) and/or i had better things to do (meaning not attend a childs birthday party) and they still love me 🙂

Post # 4
858 posts
Busy bee

I wouldnt go if I were you, if it was family or a very close friend I would say go but since its not I wouldnt worry about it, I doubt they will even notice

Post # 5
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

I really only attend kid’s parties if I’m close to the parents and hang out with them and actually know the kids. If not, then I pass. I don’t have kids either so it’s not on the top of my priority list.

If you’re not close then I wouldn’t really worry about it.

Post # 6
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

The only ones who HAVE to attend a child’s birthday parties are the parents.  Inviting friends without kids?  Reaching.

I wouldn’t bother to go.  The kid won’t care and it sounds like it will be awkward for you.

Post # 7
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wouldn’t go, the kid doesn’t know you so why should you?  I don’t go to my neices birthdays b/c I’m not all that close to my SIL.

Post # 8
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I never understood inviting DINKS to kids bday parties if they arent relatives, shoot, I barely invited the relatives.  Don’t go, it just seems like they are reaching for this one.

Post # 9
3847 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I think you have to go if you are a parent, aunt /uncle, or grandma/grandpa.  Other than that it is your choice.  If my neice or nephew was having a birthday party, I would of course be there.  They love me and showing up to celebrate their birthday is just what you do.  I wouldn’t miss my own daughter’s birthday party for anything in the world.  It will be a long time before I am a grandparent. 

Post # 10
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Don’t go. I don’t go to friends kids bday parties, except the ones when they are really small, because then it is more for the adults then the kids. WE don’t plan on having kids, so I don’t feel bad not going to the parties. The only ones we make sure to go to are our nieces and nephews

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