It's birthday party season in DD1's preschool class. These kids are turning 4.
So far 6 kids have had parties or sent out invitations (that I know of). 4 of those six have been parties that invite the whole class (14 kids) and their siblings and parents. One invited just a few kids (including my daughter) along with their families and siblings. We just received another invite today. Her mom explained in an email that it is a joint party with the girls sister and she's inviting just 2 girls from the class. AND, it's a drop off party. No moms (or infant sisters!) allowed!
I described the party to DD1. Nothing about the party appealed to her but once I told her that it was a drop off party and I wan't invited she decided for sure that she doesn't want to go.
No problem, I don't think I'd let her go. Would you?
She's known the birthday girl for two years in preschool. She's been to her house once. The girl has been to our house 3 times. But, DD is not ready to be somewhere without "her grownup". I was shocked that the mom thought the kids would be ready for this.
What do you all think? What's the usual age for drop off parties? When was your kid ready for one? When were you ready for one?