Boyfriends ex-wife

by Nicole
(Atlanta)

My boyfriends ex wife has invited us to their daughters 6th birthday party. I wouldn't feel right showing up empty handed. What is an appropriate hostess gift to bring his ex wife?

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Gift Giving
by: Ms P Etiquette

Nicole,

I do not believe you need take a "hostess" gift, however bringing the birthday girl a present is appropriate. Her father can surely give you some ideas for a gift. Little children like presents and always appreciate receiving them. I think that is sufficient.

Following the event you can write your boyfriend's former spouse a thank you note for being invited to the party if you wish, but this is not always done. You will know what to do after you attend the party.

Ms Practical Etiquette




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