Originally Posted by VickiRose
And parties where paid entertainment is part, like movies at the cinema, bowling etc, only invite a very limited number of kids, no parents or siblings, its too expensive!
Another way to handle paid entertainment like bowling and movies is to state in the invitation the cost of the event if any parents or siblings would like to join (if there is room) and to let you know so you can figure out numbers.
I know my sister is dating a guy who has a son a year younger than my niece. So the little guy gets invited to Christmas parties or birthday parties that my niece is going to but my sister and her boyfriend pay for the little guys presents or fee to be included. This way since my sister and bf are there to watch my niece the little guy doesn't get left out at home.