This isn’t really an etiquette hell story, but I’m not sure that I replied correctly.
Dear Son (turning 6) is having a birthday party. We sent an evite to all the kids in his class — it’s only 8 kids. One mom asked on the evite (so all can see it), “Please — need gift ideas!”
I would LOVE to put “no gifts please” on invitations, but I know we’re not supposed to do that, so I don’t. I replied (on the evite, so all can see it), “We never open gifts during the party, so it’s certainly not at all necessary! 🙂 He loves art and Lego, though. But please don’t feel obligated!”
What should I have said? 0321-14
You did fine with what you responded. The guest “pulled” that information from you with a question as opposed to you taking the initiative to push it on them and there is nothing wrong with a little pulling.