Birthday Party Dilemma--Invite Whole Class?

I'm soooo glad jll1484 posted this question. She wants to know if she has to invite her son's entire class (and daycare center class, good grief!) to his birthday party. It's a tough one for sure. Come birthday time, you may feel like you want to be all PC about things and not offend anyone, but then again, who has the space/time/energy/cash to host a mini-brigade?!


Just last weekend, my kindergarten son's class had a first official playdate in the park. The idea was that all of us moms (and dads) would get to know each other and give the kids some outside-of-school time to bond. Well, it rained! Don't you know a brave mother invited us all over to her house on the fly? I was very, very impressed by her generosity, we each brought over a little something to snack on, and to my estimation in the end it turned out great. (Except, of course, I wasn't there for the clean up.) Now, would I invite the whole class over for a party? Don't know. Would you?

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