Re: birthday party woes already!
- From: Banty <Banty_member@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 14 Mar 2006 07:24:27 -0800
In article <1142348551.095770.277090@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, shinypenny
Any advise on what I should do? No one else has called - it's only Monday
and I sent the invitations home with the kids on Friday.
If you didn't mail the invitations directly, then you have a good
reason to follow up now with a call to the parents. Just say that you
sent the invitations home with the kids, but then over the weekend you
realized that kindergartners might forget to give them to their
parents, so you are calling to make sure they did indeed receive the
invitation. I'm betting a fair number didn't even receive it and it's
still sitting in a K's backpack. You can then get their RSVP on the
That is exactly what has happened to us. My son' ain't exactly the type to run
an efficient pony express ;-) I got an exasperated call from a parent wanting
my RSVP for a party two days hence. I had to say no. The invite was in the
bottom of my son's backpack, forgotten by him.
Possibly, the other party did invite her son, but he lost it in a similar way.
These invites really should be mailed out. Which causes problems I know for
those who want to invite a whole class, as the school can't be giving out
addresses. But then, IMO it's best to invite friends anyway, which means the
addresses are known or can be gotten with a phone call.
I would do that asap, get a count so you know for sure how many are
going to the other party, and then you can quickly turn around and
invite additional kids to fill out the group.
My kids may not be typical, but in kindergarten neither one was all
that super-attached to a particular friend who had to be at their party
for it to be a success. That kind of friendship bonding came later. So
I wouldn't fret too much if all the kids you can rally are cousins and
other family friends instead of his classmates.
If none of his classmates can come, you might consider asking the
teacher if it's alright to bring in cupcakes on his bday to celebrate
in class. That's typical around here.
Advise and opinions wanted...
And look at the bright side: around here, the biggest headache is
scheduling parties when half the girls' friends are catholic (church &
sunday school conflicts on Sundays), and half are jewish (conflicts
from Friday sundown until and Saturday sundown). Saturday night and
late afternoon sunday ends up being the most popular times for parties,
which makes the chance of conflicts even higher since it's such a
Yeah. Smaller parties are better anyway.
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