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An annual celebration or recognition of the date a child was born.

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Kindergartener Throws a Fit When Anyone Else has a Birthday

Every year when it gets close to my birthday, my son starts sulking and saying it's not fair that it's going to be my birthday and not his. (His birthday is 2 weeks after mine.) When it comes to the ...
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To celebrate my kid's birthday or not?

My question may sound weird to many but we are unsure that should we celebrate our kid's birthday or not? My Son will turn 2 years old on 15th December and we have started feeling the social ...
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Birthday Ideas for a 3 year old boy (have 8 year olds in the group)

My little boy is turning 3. We'd like to invite some of his friends from day care. My elder daughter is 8 and she has a group of friends her age that she'd like to be a part of the occasion. The 8 ...
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How to react to a girl's mum inviting themselves to my daughter's party?

I'm having a 4th birthday party for my daughter, and invited about 8 girls out of 40 or so kids from her Kindergarden class. Today I received a text from a girl's mum, saying that they lost the ...
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How do you handle invites and venue registration for a venue birthday party when you don't know the turnout?

My wife and I are finally thinking of throwing our first venue birthday party. My son is of pre-K age and has classmates he wants to invite. My wife and I don't know the families or the kids ...
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What should I get (if anything) for friend's daughter's 1st Birthday party?

First of all, I'm not a parent myself, so I hope I'm not running afoul of any rules or anything. Hopefully I can tap into some of the experience here of those who are. I've not been to any kid ...
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One of two children invited to a mutual friends birthday party

Our family has just combined and moved to a new town a month ago. We have three children, a 13 year old boy and 10 and 9 year old girls. The 9 year old is my daughter and the 13 and 10 year olds are ...
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Should I invite non-parent friends to a 1-year old birthday party?

I know the first birthday is something special for a child, but is not something that a kid will remember, so it's more of a party of the adults in his/her life to celebrate that they made it through ...
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Open gifts at birthday party

Just wanted to find out what the proper etiquette is when hosting a child's birthday party. Should the gifts be opened during the party?
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Best way to handle bad or inappropriate present?

What is the best way to handle a situation where one of the presents a child gets is either bad (broken toy); or a dangerous toy for their age (fully functional real Ninja sword); or inappropriate (...
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How do you handle present overload?

After a large (say 8+ people) birthday party, a child usually has TONS of presents (from party-attending kids; plus from parents and other relatives). What is a good approach in terms of unpacking ...
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What's the etiquette for birthday invites for younger siblings?

Situation: a child has a friend (their age); and both of them have slightly younger siblings (who are also same age). The siblings aren't really close friends; but we know each other as families and ...
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At what age is it OK in USA to hold a birthday party at home instead of a party venue?

At the preschool/early elementary school age, it seems that in USA most birthday parties are held at some sort of party venue (e.g. bowling, minigolf, bounce castles, build-a-bears). Obviously, at ...
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Pros/cons of having two kids' birthdays on the same date [duplicate]

My wife is now going to discuss possibility of induced labour with her doctor and we might need to pick up the date for delivery of our second daughter. Our first daughter is turning 4 in couple of ...
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Classmates choosing soccer tournament over my sons birthday party

After kindergarten class my son started first grade this fall in a new class, which was a mixup of children from the previous kindergarten classes. There are 15 boys and 10 girls in the class. 10 of ...
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How should I respond to a parent who's upset their child wasn't invited to a (small) birthday party?

For my son's 10th birthday we told him he could invite 3 friends over for a sleepover. The party was a ton of fun until the next day, ( for me that is!) I received a text message from the mother of ...
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what's typical for birthday parties in the USA?

We are currently in the US (California) and my son is soon going to turn three. He's somewhat grasping the idea of getting older, and I also think he's old enough to really enjoy having a party. We're ...
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Birthday and Christmas on the same date

A kid in my neighborhood was born on the 24th of December. As long as he was a toddler, this didn't matter but he’s starting to notice that other kids have separate birthdays from Christmas and get ...
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Arguments for/against same birthday for siblings?

My son is born on October 1st three years ago. My wife is pregnant again and the calculated delivery date is October 22nd. Both children are boys, 3 years apart. We might end in a situation where the ...
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