Everyday Etiquette – Birthday Invitation Wording

Question:

On the bottom of my daughters birthday invitation I would like to give some ideas on things she likes since I am always asked what she is “into” at this time. Is that appropriate?

Debra

The Everyday Etiquette Answer:

Debra,

It is never appropriate to offer written gift ideas on a party invitation. I know that you would be doing this as a convenience for the guests; however, this could be misinterpreted as “legislating” what gifts your daughter is to receive. If the guests want gift suggestions, they will ask and then you may offer some ideas.

Thank you for asking Everyday Etiquette. I hope the birthday party is a huge success.

Ms. Carey

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