Advice from other Moms.....Do I call a second time to a child's mom whom I invited to my daughters birthday party...Sent an invite 2 weeks ago and called last thursday and left a message also to see if she is attending..Getting very frustrated.What would you do??I have several other kids I can invite and the venue charges for 8 kids whether 8 attend or not so I want to make sure I have 8...
I am getting very frustrated I shouldn't have to run after these people..
Should I call one last time?
No, I think not. You don't have to run after peopleit's their responsibility to RSVP.
If you were hosting a catered event and had to pay for XX servings yet all seats weren't filled, you probably wouldn't start inviting extra people last minuteyou'd just pay the bill.
I would have probably invited the several other kids and paid extra if/when more than the minimum showed up.
I'd call one more time and explain that you have to have a hard number, so if you don't hear from her you will assume she won't be coming. Sometimes messages get lost, so she may not know you are trying for a firm count. Do you have an option to pay for extra kids, or are there only 8 spots?
I'd call one more time too
I would give her a deadline to respond and let her know that her child's place in the party will be replaced unless you get a verbal response from her.
Or just send her an email saying sorry we won't be seeing her child at the party since she did not respond and I bet she calls you back.
I agree with unlimited. You may have to pay a bit extra. I bet they come to the party.
Well I have called and left messages.I don't have an email address.The venue can't accomodate anymore than 8..it is a pottery studio....I guess I will just wait and see if she calls..otherwise I will call one last time and basically say if you don't call me by such and such a day they I assume your daughter is not attending and will be filling the spot.