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STEELER71
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1/9/14 5:16 A

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I'm usually the first one to go. I wait about 30 minutes after the gifts are opened and then I say my goodbys.



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1/9/14 2:14 A

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Two hours, unless my kids were. Having fun. Then, I'd suck it up for them.



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1/9/14 1:07 A



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I would stay as long as it takes to get a chance to give the birthday boy/girl a hug and to know for sure that s/he gets your present if you're giving one. It's a child's party and you're not a child, so you don't have to hang out there; the little one won't care.



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1/8/14 9:05 P

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Be sure you get some time with the child and wish them Happy Birthday. If you can stay until the candles are blown out - all the better.

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1/8/14 8:28 P

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2 hrs sounds good

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1/8/14 8:09 P

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I think two hours is an appropriate amount of time!!!

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1/8/14 6:52 P

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I personal feel 2 hours is an appropriate amount of time.



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1/7/14 2:01 P

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These kinds of parties can go on for 3+ hours and be obnoxiously loud. Even if you love and enjoy the company of everyone involved, having a time limit is not a bad idea.

I would tell them that I could stay for a hour and then stick with that.

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1/7/14 11:58 A

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I guess it depends on your relationship with the child and the length of the party.
I would assume about 2 hours to be a normal length of time for a child's party.

I would think staying an hour would be acceptable if you are a lone adult... half an hour might be okay if you don't eat, don't really have any relationship with the child and are not close to the parents.



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1/7/14 9:07 A

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Depending on the length of the party, I'd say 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Visit with everyone, have a little bit to eat, hopefully see some games or the presents being opened. Just have an exit strategy, i.e. meeting friends for dinner.

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1/7/14 8:24 A

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I'd say: I can't stay very long but wanted to come, wish you a Happy Birthday and bring you a gift. Then stay one hour and be on your way. If you SIL is judging you that's her problem not yours, I wouldn't let it bother me.

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1/7/14 8:14 A

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In my grandchildren parties I go late and leave at the end
There is no limit as there are no foriegners

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1/7/14 8:04 A

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The Child will be 6 and the party is at 4:00pm. My family lives out of state so I will be the only one representing my side of the family and unfortunately my sister in-laws family is very judgemental and unfriendly so I want to get the heck out of dodge asap!



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1/7/14 6:41 A

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Difficult to answer as a lot depends on the age of the child, the time of the party and how many other people are there. Also it depends a bit on whether you want to stay for a short time or whether you're the kind of person who would stay the night if you could!!

If you actually need or want to get away early I would say so before you go - 'Sorry I have another appointment at x o'clock'. Otherwise I'd take my cue from other guests and the child's family.





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1/7/14 5:02 A

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What do you think is an acceptable length of time to stay at child's birthday party? It is a family party and there will be a casual buffet dinner served, gifts opened & then cake.



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