So I sent out the invitations Friday when should I receive a response???

(8 Posts)
NotInTheMood Sun 22-Sep-13 10:20:53

Feeling nervous that no one is going to come or reply :-( . Ds has invited 14 and it's a swimming pool party for 8-9 year olds.

Pagwatch Sun 22-Sep-13 13:01:29

How far away is the party?

Lots of people are crap at replying even if they want to come.

I usually chase about a week before in a 'can you let me know if your child can make it as I have to on confirm numbers/order food'

AbiRoad Sun 22-Sep-13 13:08:21

My experience is that some reply very quickly (within a few days) and the rest at the last minute (after reminder), and none in between.

NotInTheMood Sun 22-Sep-13 21:45:39

It will have been 2wks yesterday had one reply this morning saying they couldn't make it so another 13 to go.

Hulababy Sun 22-Sep-13 21:49:52

I tend to reply as soon as I get the invite - so I don't forget to do it.

IME it varies a lot though. I always chase when there is a week to go. I use the excuse that I need numbers for the venue or food. Luckily never had anyone just turn up with no reply prior.

starfishmummy Sun 22-Sep-13 22:06:03

When they turn up on the day.....

WhoNickedMyName Sun 22-Sep-13 22:07:06

Into experience, any time, up to and including the day of the party.

Ask ds to ask the children, at that age I would expect them to know and if they say they don't know or are coming then he needs to ask them to tell their parents to reply.

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