Remember the dilemma I was having in regards to Girlie Girl’s upcoming birthday party? Well, I decided to follow your advice and had her invite only her closet friends. I agree that it would be more personal and fun to keep the party to just a limited group of good friends.
We sent out the invitations to 12 of her closest friends with the deadline to RSVP being March 7th. I gave them the option to call, text, or email me. Do you know how many responses I received? THREE! The rest never even bothered to let me know one way or the other.
With all the parties and showers I’ve planned over the years, I’ve noticed that this happens a lot. Why is it so hard for some people to just respond yes or no? Don’t they realize all the work that goes into planning a special event? There’s head counts, down payments, goody bags, favors, centerpieces, etc.
And because this is Girlie Girl’s school friends, I do not have phone numbers or emails to contact these families to see if they’re planning on attending. Should I just write little reminders and have Girlie Girl pass them out at school or should I just count on just the three attending?
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