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People not RSVP'ing to invites

ivegotalobon Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
It was my daughters 5th birthday yesterday and we have arranged a party at a local play gym.

We sent out 30ish invites (pretty m uch her whole school class plus a few family friends children), recieved 16 yes, 3 can't make it and around 11 or so no replys. We gave them 5 weeks notice.

My question is, what would any of you do if some of the kids turn up that didn't rsvp?

I am going to be fuming, The first 10 kids is around £10 each, then £6.50 each child thereafter. So we have given our final numbers of 16. If more turn up, not only will we have to pay for the extra kids (not over bothered about this, its the principle), but there may not be enough food prepared by the company.
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
I had a party for my daughter last year, she got 8 yes's back, 0 nos and about 20 kids turned up from her class!
#2
Ring round or second note. If no RSVP no entry. They have to learn. I know it sounds harsh but will save you money in the long run and less stress
#3
same here, i asked my little one to ask his classmates who was coming, doesn't excuse bad manners of not replying, but at least i had a better idea on how many were coming, so that i could do party bags etc.:thumbsup:

i still was caught out and had to owe two of my nephews party bags.:oops:
#4
choc1969
Ring round or second note. If no RSVP no entry. They have to learn. I know it sounds harsh but will save you money in the long run and less stress


+1 just a remind them because if its anything like my kids they leave the invites at school or in their bags
#5
It would be too harsh to have a no entry i think, its not the childs fault, so i don't think they should be punished, however something needs to be said so it doesn't continue to happen.

The party bags would only be an issue if i don't have enough money on me to buy extra, as the play gym we are using provides the party bags
#6
ttwcd
+1 just a remind them because if its anything like my kids they leave the invites at school or in their bags


The invites would have been taken into school in the childs book bag which is then emptied by the teacher and any invites would be put in my daughters book bag.

I was going to call around earlier in the week, but a part of me wants an argument with ignorant parents.
#7
ivegotalobon
The invites would have been taken into school in the childs book bag which is then emptied by the teacher and any invites would be put in my daughters book bag.

I was going to call around earlier in the week, but a part of me wants an argument with ignorant parents.


How will that look to your 5 year old!!!!

Do as a previous poster has said in future - no RSVP, no entry to party. For now, you will have to either phone round or pay up in my opinion!
#8
Becksdawe
How will that look to your 5 year old!!!!

Do as a previous poster has said in future - no RSVP, no entry to party. For now, you will have to either phone round or pay up in my opinion!


by argument, i mean telling them it is out of order not to reply so they don't do it to others.

obviously i will pay up, as i put in my earlier post i am not bothered about paying extra
#9
I hate kids parties! Don't misunderstand me but everytime we organize parties for our kids we get the same. People completely ignore us and sometimes I have to ask the parents when they drop off the kids....But we do it for our kids, so it's ok! But there are so many ignorant people out there, it makes me angry.
NO RSVP NO PARTY! Yes most definetely. 16 kids seem plenty to me anyway.
#10
sconto
I hate kids parties! Don't misunderstand me but everytime we organize parties for our kids we get the same. People completely ignore us and sometimes I have to ask the parents when they drop off the kids....But we do it for our kids, so it's ok! But there are so many ignorant people out there, it makes me angry.
NO RSVP NO PARTY! Yes most definetely. 16 kids seem plenty to me anyway.


but if their child is excited about goin to a party, it would be unfair to turn them away.

Also, what odds would i get that the people that didnt reply and turn up dont get her a present :whistling:
banned#11
get over it op. damn!
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ivegotalobon


Also, what odds would i get that the people that didnt reply and turn up dont get her a present :whistling:


My sons birthday is 9th January - and we actually started putting on the invites no presents please - as we were still trying to find spaces for his christmas presents, then getting around another 20 birthday presents - was just crazy.......plus at that time of the year most parents are skint too and we thought that might stop their kids from coming to his wee parties. It never bothered my son in the slightest as he was far too excited about his party plus he isnt like that i.e looking for things.
#13
bossyboots
My sons birthday is 9th January - and we actually started putting on the invites no presents please - as we were still trying to find spaces for his christmas presents, then getting around another 20 birthday presents - was just crazy.......plus at that time of the year most parents are skint too and we thought that might stop their kids from coming to his wee parties. It never bothered my son in the slightest as he was far too excited about his party plus he isnt like that i.e looking for things.


thats quite a nice thing to do, never thought of it like that. have some rep lol
#14
Write/print out some notes and ask the teacher to put a note in everyone's bag saying you need to give final numbers ASAP so if you've not heard by INSERT DAY you will assume they are not coming. Put your home phone number on, in case they have rsvped but its just not got to you. I know how you feel though, it's just ignorant. Loads of people turned up to my wedding dinner without rsvping, and tried to make us feel bad about it - by saying they were family (VERY DISTANT!!) so assumed we'd know they were coming. NOT GOOD ENOUGH I say.
banned#15
perhaps people dont know what RSVP means? wouldn't suprise me

Happy Birthday to your daugher, and hope she has a really good party, and she has a very happy day :)
#16
bossyboots
My sons birthday is 9th January - and we actually started putting on the invites no presents please - as we were still trying to find spaces for his christmas presents, then getting around another 20 birthday presents - was just crazy.......plus at that time of the year most parents are skint too and we thought that might stop their kids from coming to his wee parties. It never bothered my son in the slightest as he was far too excited about his party plus he isnt like that i.e looking for things.


i thought about doing that at his last birthday, but i was worried people would think i meant i wanted cash, so decided against. He receives too much stuff (i know it my fault but he's my baby) and there are things that he just never gets round to playing with, but at least i can feel better by donating them.
#17
Invites we get / receive say RSVP by a certain date - and usually have a mobile number.
A quick txt goes a long way
#18
jubbyme
perhaps people dont know what RSVP means? wouldn't suprise me

Happy Birthday to your daugher, and hope she has a really good party, and she has a very happy day :)


Lol, maybe

and thank you

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