How many birthday parties?

by mediocremum on 24/11/2012

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Now that Madame has started school, I’m finding that the number of Birthday invitations is rapidly increasing.

According to my calculations, with 60 children in Reception there is a likelihood that she could have a party a week to go to!   That’s a lot of presents, cards and gift wrap.

Realistically, how many parties do your kids go to in a year?

I have to run out this morning and get a present for a 6 year old boy which I’ll find challenging.  I’m okay with buying presents for girls the same age as Madame, but when it comes to boys I’m a bit clueless.  I’m thinking of some kind of construction kit.

Luckily I have a selection of cards and wrapping paper at home courtesy of Orchard Cards, who also have loads of gorgeous Christmas Cards, wrapping paper and Late Advent Calendars.  They have also kindly offered a £25 worth of Orchard Cards products to one of my lucky readers.  Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

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1 Ashleigh November 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

Just this morning – a card for my daughters friend!

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2 Attachment Mummy November 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

A Christmas card for my daughter

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3 Sandy Calico November 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Sadly, it was a sympathy card.

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4 Sandy Calico November 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Sadly, it was a sympathy card.

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5 John Taggart November 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

An Engagement card for my son :-)

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6 Rachael Lines November 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

It was a welcome to your new home card for my brother.

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7 laura banks November 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

a birthday card for my work mate

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8 Amy Harding November 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

What a wonderful prize. I am always having to buy cards last minute after remembering the occasion, but spend so long choosing as its one thing I love about my Birthday, receiving gorgeous cards, so know how meaningful they can be. The last I bought was for my Nanna x

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9 TheBoyandMe November 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Last one should have been an anniversary card for my husband today, but it was a birthday card for my dad

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10 iain maciver November 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

a wedding card for my sister

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11 Anne Wallwin November 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm

my mom’s birthday card!

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12 helen battle November 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Sadly it was a Sympathy card :(

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13 Gemma Turner November 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I bought my Christmas cards for my close family!

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14 Isabel O'Brien November 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

A whimsical birthday card for one of my friends. I was quite proud of finding such a funny one!
@yyesidolikecake

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15 Nikki Thomas November 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

A birthday card for my nephew’s ninth birthday.

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16 Jane Townson November 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

A get well card for my nephew.

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17 Gillian Holmes November 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Happy Xmas Mum and Dad last year

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18 Eileen Teo November 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm

christmas card. had wrote them all last week!

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19 jackie curran November 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm

An engagement card for my son and his girlfriend x

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20 claire woods November 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

My mum’s birthday card.

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21 Tracy Newton November 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

A sorry you are leaving card for my ex boss

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22 Rikka B November 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm

A nephew birthday card

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23 Demi Hale November 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm

A Valentine’s card…for myself :’(

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24 Hannah ONeill November 25, 2012 at 12:10 am

my grandmothers birthday a few weeks ago

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25 anna November 25, 2012 at 12:33 am

i tend to buy loads to keep in stock but last one given would have been a wedding one

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26 Carolin November 25, 2012 at 1:05 am

It was a Good luck in your new home card for my sister, who has just recently moved into her very first flat x

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27 EMMA WALTERS November 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

christmas cards for my boys

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28 Carolin November 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Happy Birthday for my sister in law, last thursday :)

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29 Catherine Thomas November 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm

bought some fab christmas cards at a local craft fair!

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30 Kevin Honey November 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

A 30th anniversary card for my wife

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31 Nia Wyn Roberts November 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Christmas card!

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32 Claire Smith November 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

My Christmas Cards from the Guide Dog Association.

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33 Red Rose Mummy November 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Two cards for my Dad’s birthday, one from us and one from the children.

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34 carol stirmey November 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

For my nephew, 8th birthday, on 20th Nov

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35 Laura Pritchard November 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

A birthday card for a 3 year old girl.

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36 Michelle G November 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

A wedding card, for a couple I don’t know, have never met, and due to distance I doubt I ever will. Because my Mum wanted me to send it, to her friend’s son. I hope they’re as bewildered receiving it as I was having to send it :-/

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37 Reneetoby@yahoo.co.uk November 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

80th Birthday Card, last week, for the lady I clean for.

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38 Jo welsh November 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm

A birthday card for my 5 year old to be daughter

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39 Emma @mummymummymum November 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Happy 3rd Birthday :-)

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40 kathleen hooper November 26, 2012 at 12:15 am

a 7th birthday card for my niece

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41 sharon johnson November 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

brought my daughter a 7th birthday card last week xx

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42 Kara November 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

My mums Birthday card – it is for Sunday!!

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43 tracey gibbons November 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

birthday card for my dad

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44 Hazel Rea November 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

A wedding card for a friend.

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45 Kathy D November 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

10 year old girl birthday card for my niece Ellen

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46 Janet Coverdale November 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

9oth Birthday card for my grandfather

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47 peggy rossiter November 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

My grown up son’s birthday card

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48 Kelly Rendall November 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I bought a Christmas card “Greetings from Teignmouth” to send to my auntie in Australia

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49 Kim Dillon November 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm

It was a get well card for my elderly Mum. I’m hoping she’ll be out of hospital this week after a 2 week stay.

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50 Katy MacLachlan November 27, 2012 at 12:19 am

two engagement cards, two of my best friends have got engaged in the last week!

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51 cherie shaw November 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

A birthday card for my lovely mum :)

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52 chris parham November 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

christmas card for my family

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53 Lorna Peppiatt November 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Birthday card for my stepgrandson

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54 SCOTT November 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

birthday card for my nephew

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55 Victoria leedham November 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

A birthday card for 5year old girl next door

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56 NICOLA TERRY November 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Christmas cards

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57 Pauline Wilson November 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Bought a large daughter Christmas card today

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58 fiona waterworth November 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

It was a new baby card for my daughter

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59 louise m November 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

a birthday card

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60 Jane Morfett November 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

Birthday card for my niece

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61 sarah patrick November 28, 2012 at 6:56 am

50th birthday for my partners dad

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62 Linda November 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Birthday card for my Mum

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63 Wendy Collard November 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Sympathy Card unfortunately

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64 Party Bags November 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm

A birthday card for my brother and sister – twins!

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65 Anna Aird November 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

5th birthday card

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66 vicky morton November 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

A 4th birthday card which I bought today!

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67 Katrina Day-Reilly November 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

happy 17th birthday

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68 DANIELLE VEDMORE November 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

My God sons christening card :) xoxo

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69 Michelle Large November 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

A new baby girl card for my niece❤

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70 vivian allman November 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

a good luck card :)

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71 Fiona Matters November 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

My dad’s birthday card.

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72 Karen R November 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Probably last year’s Christmas cards. We make all the other special occasion cards

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73 Cheryl Pearson November 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm

my mum’s birthday today, but I dont buy cards anymore as my children love to make them, and get quite upset if they dont get to make personalised cards for the family!

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74 Kelly Roberts November 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

A 6th birthday card for my son who’s birthday is on Saturday

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75 Catherine McAlinden November 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

A wedding anniversary card for my husband

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76 joanna glasspool November 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

A 60th Birthday Card for my Fab Mum xx

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77 Fiona Harris November 30, 2012 at 12:57 am

Birthday card for my mum :-)

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78 Lilinha Espindula November 30, 2012 at 2:49 am

It was a Christening card a couple of weeks ago. I suppose I better start buying Christmas cards soon!

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79 irene gilmour November 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

birthday card (nephew) hes 9 today :-) with haying 3 kids im always running at last min to buy cards for partys

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80 jessica cook November 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

my sons 2nd birthday card xx

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81 Lisa November 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

A birthday card for my little brother who turned 27 :-)

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82 Danielle Pearce November 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

The last card I bought was on Monday for my Sister in laws birthday.

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83 Ian Yates November 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Christmas. x290.

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84 jane nisbett November 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

new baby for wee cousin

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85 Sarah November 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Christmas cards :D

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86 Katy November 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

A 40th birthday card for my friend, Liz

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87 Sheri Darby November 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm

My sons birthday

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88 olivia kirby November 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm

A birthday card for my friend.

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89 james wood November 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Birthday

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90 Carol November 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Birthday card for my brother in law in Australia

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91 Miranda Holman November 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm

birthday card

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92 Becci Cleary November 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Happy Birthday for my Dad :)

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93 adele knight December 1, 2012 at 12:20 am

Baby boy card

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94 Jennifer Baker December 1, 2012 at 2:59 am

A Get well soon card for my poor Dad whose broke his leg, and wont be up and about until next year! he’s useless on his crutches lol xx

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95 Carrie Talbot-Ashby December 1, 2012 at 4:32 am

Last card I bought was a congratulations card for my mum, for getting a job after five years of illness as her disability money has been stopped, despite the fact she’s partially disabled! So now she’s 62 and has a job in Tescos. Its a bitter-sweet memory really! On one hand I am so proud of her, on the other, I can’t help but think after being a nurse allher life its a bit sad she has to spend her later years doing this! But thats life I guess!

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