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by Abigail Van Buren

Birthday Party Preparation Turns Into a Debate

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I had a disagreement about a recent birthday party we gave for our daughter. I was making party favors and putting the date of the party on them instead of our daughter's birthday on them. He said it should be the date of her birthday instead of the date of the party. What is the correct way it should be done -- put the date of the party, which is on a different date than her birthday, or put her birthdate on them? -- BELINDA IN NEW JERSEY

DEAR BELINDA: The date of the party should go on the invitations. The age the child has attained should go on the party favors, table decorations and, of course, the birthday cake.

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