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Parent Sends 'The Most Demanding First Birthday Invite Ever' And Becomes An Internet Sensation For All The Wrong Reasons

20/04/2015 11:45 BST | Updated 20/04/2015 15:59 BST

A parent has been accused of sending "the most demanding first birthday invite ever" after their child's rather unusual birthday party invitation has gone viral.

The invite was uploaded to Reddit by user @razz32 on behalf of their work colleague, and has now been viewed more than three million times online.

The poster understands that the mother who sent the invite has a "very significant income".

“With [our child’s] birthday coming up, we thought we'd ask for four items that he will really get a lot of use out of in the coming months,” the invite reads.

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The list of desired gifts includes a water table from Walmart, a play tent and play tunnel from Ikea and a fill in the missing Cheerios book.

It adds: “If you choose to get something that isn't on this list, anytime regardless of birthdays or holidays, please be sure to always include a receipt going forward.

“When we return items without receipts, we only get about 50% of the value, so it's like throwing away money if you don't include a receipt with the gifts.”

The letter has been widely criticised on Reddit with many saying the direct request for gifts is a display of poor manners.

The invite comes after Myleene Klass made headlines by calling out a mum who supposedly emailed her to request a gift for her child's birthday.

Klass uploaded a screengrab of the email, which asked parents to all chip in “a suggested £10” to pay for a Kindle for the child, instead of purchasing individual presents.

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