An online gift list for a 3 yr olds birthday?! Really?!!
Hi, So today I received a pretty ridiculous invite for my youngest daughter who is 2, to attend a 3rd birthday party. firstly the envelope was filled with glittery sparkles that went EVERYWHERE when I opened it (and can still be found around my house).secondly there was 'girls to come in princess attire and boys as princes/knights' umm.My little girl doesn't do dressing as a princess (she kicked off royally when I suggested it!) and wants to go as a Knight (Mike the knight!)And to top it all off there is a link to a pretty hefty online gift list filled with all sorts of toys and clothes priced from £10.99-£39.99. I was left a little gob smacked! I always associated such lists with weddings..plus found it a bit cheeky! we don't know the child that well and I wasn't planning on spending so much (I always have a look about in the sales for really nice gifts that are also a bargain!). Do you think it would be ok to buy a gift not on the list but on the same themes as those mentioned, as that's what I'm planning to do, and has anyone else had similar invites? God! What happen to a good old fashioned kids birthday party! this whiffs a bit of a competitive mum!