I've been browsing some other boards, and am shocked at all the invitation etiquette confusion. I guess if I receive an invitation that says "Mr. and Mrs. John Doe" I immediately know that my children are not invited. If DD receives a birthday invitation, I know that it is for HER, not her siblings.
I will be planning a birthday party for my soon to be 4 year old in the near future. Last summer I sent the invitations to the child on the guest list. I never dreamed people (parents) would assume that this meant the entire family, or siblings, etc. When DD is invited to a party, it has never crossed my mind to bring the twins. If my husband isn't home, then I make childcare arrangements.
Has something changed? Am I living in "la la land"? As I plan her birthday, do I need to put something on the invitation to indicate that then entire family isn't invited? It never crossed my mind.