(Closed) “No Kids” on Birthday Party STDs?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The polite language is “adult only reception” or similar. I suppose you could be more outright and say “we regret that children are not welcome at the chosen venue” or something, but it might be pushing the limits of etiquette.

Also, if you are doing formal RSVP cards, it is appropriate to write “we have reserved 2 seats in your honor,   /2 will attend    /2 send their regrets” or whatever.

it is rude to outright state “no children permitted” you should be tactful if it is an elegant event.

Post # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If you really think people will bring their kids, you might consider being proactive and hiring some babysitters for the event, and then just put “childcare will be provided” on the invites.

Post # 6
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that “adult only reception” is fine to put on the invite, but only if you are trying to exclude young children.  When my brother and I were still living at home, our family got an invite to my great uncles birthday party.  The invite was addressed to the XX family and simply stated “no children please.”  My brother and I were 18 and 21, respectively, so imagine my mothers surprise when she RSVPd for the four of us and was told that brother and I were not invited since we were considered “children.”  It left me with a bad taste in my mouth and so I dont tend to consider my dads extended family as “my family.”

Post # 7
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

  You might just have to say “This party will not be the most kid friendly so we kindly would appreciate only adults attending. Sorry for any inconvenience and Thank you!!”

  Kinda long but it might be worth a shot!

The topic ‘“No Kids” on Birthday Party STDs?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors