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post #41 of 48
I really like the idea of having a theme like "art party". I will be stealing that.
 
What I would say is that buying the plastic isn't actually about you. if you have a friend who buys this stuff, they will probably buy a lot more of this stuff. What they bring to a birthday party will not be the only plastic they have brought all year. (I am leaving aside those who have bought plastic deliberately because the invitation has wound them up so much...though I would have been sorely tempted...). So if you take it with good grace and recycle it to your local charity shop (thrift store?) well that's a win overall, IMO. 
post #42 of 48
it is your family's party. if you don't want to participate in consumption of plastic toys, specify that. why let fear of what others think override your preferences for your child, your home and the environment?

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post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by nofrillsmamma View Post

it is your family's party. if you don't want to participate in consumption of plastic toys, specify that. why let fear of what others think override your preferences for your child, your home and the environment?

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well because otherwise, its a bit rude tbh. 

 

its not about fear. its about being polite and considerate of others' feelings.

post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by JudiAU View Post
 

There is no way to do this politely. It is just totally rude. If you really don't want them (and who does?) you do something less rude like say "no gifts please" or specify a theme "book party" or "art party" that excludes the monstrous. 

 

Bolding mine.  I've only skimmed through this thread so maybe this has already been mentioned, but am I the only one who doesn't think that plastic toys are going to be downfall of our children or rise up and kill us all while we sleep?  I recognize that some plastic toys that aren't great, but there are a lot of non-plastic toys that aren't great either.  Whatever your opinion, its rude to dictate the kind of gift people bring (unless you have a theme party like books, as someone mentioned). 

post #45 of 48
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Bolding mine.  I've only skimmed through this thread so maybe this has already been mentioned, but am I the only one who doesn't think that plastic toys are going to be downfall of our children or rise up and kill us all while we sleep?  I recognize that some plastic toys that aren't great, but there are a lot of non-plastic toys that aren't great either.  Whatever your opinion, its rude to dictate the kind of gift people bring (unless you have a theme party like books, as someone mentioned). 

Same. For me it depends on what the toys are. I'm not opposed to plastic on principle. There are some good toys that are made of plastic--Legos, for instance--and while I wouldn't want my kid playing with My Little Ponies, Barbies, etc. constantly, or to demand more and more of them, I have fond memories of my time with these toys and think they have a place in the toy box in moderation. I don't want a house crammed to the brim with a ton of cheap toys... but right now, honestly, I feel more overrun with stuffed animals than with plastic. 

post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by erigeron View Post
 

Same. For me it depends on what the toys are. I'm not opposed to plastic on principle. There are some good toys that are made of plastic--Legos, for instance--and while I wouldn't want my kid playing with My Little Ponies, Barbies, etc. constantly, or to demand more and more of them, I have fond memories of my time with these toys and think they have a place in the toy box in moderation. I don't want a house crammed to the brim with a ton of cheap toys... but right now, honestly, I feel more overrun with stuffed animals than with plastic. 


When someone mentioned "the dangers of plastic" up-thread, the first thought that came to my head was going down like a ton of bricks after stepping on a Lego!  :p

 

We're trying to stay away from Barbies (at least for now), but my daughter loves My Little Ponies  (and my son is definitely a Bronie) and gets a lot of enjoyment out of the few that we have.

post #47 of 48
We love our Legos, American Girl dolls, and MagnaTiles around here.
post #48 of 48

good point about legos and magnatiles.....

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