This week just seems to keep dragging on…I went through the whole day Wednesday thinking it was Thursday! Uggggh! Come on Friday.
Question-Have you ever received a tacky or rude birthday invitation?
I know, how can a birthday invitation be tacky? I will show you…
Yesterday, my nine-year old son comes home and excitedly hands his dad this party invitation. My son and this boy have been going to school together for a couple of years.
The front of this invitation is not done tacky in the least…..
Now, he did get this yesterday, and the party is THIS Saturday! Three days notice is just not sufficient amount of time to be invited…at least I don’t think so. I think a week would have been better maybe even a week and a half or two weeks.
Now onto the tacky part…..
Here is the BACK of the invite!
First of all asking for Money is RUDE! Secondly, it could detour some parents ds from letting their child go to the party. If their parents are short and don’t have money to send. And what if one parent could only send $5, while other kids did $15 or even $20!
You ask people to come to a party because you want them there to celebrate it with you….not for a gift. Miss Manners would be mortified.
If he receives birthday money as a gift….then great….but don’t ask for it. I feel like I would be funding him….his parents should give him allowance so he can save up for it…not be a beggar for it at his birthday party.
Suffice to say our son will not be attending this party…based on three things. One, three days notice is not enough notice for us. Two, the tackiness and rudeness of asking for money. And finally, we are on a budget. We spend around $5 to $10 on birthdays that my kids are invited to. I have 4 kids and being invited to parties adds up pretty darn quick.
So, do you think this is tacky? I am just being ‘old fashioned’ in my thinking?
I hope you all have a marvelous day.