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to wonder about party numbers?

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Diel Wed 01-Mar-17 16:49:10

I am having a significant birthday party in 4 weeks and have invited friends and family by fb invite, phone or in person. The hall holds 100 and I have invited 100 but almost have have either not replied or have said they will 'try' to come. Is this usual? Should I over invite to ensure some people come?Are non posted invites ignored? Also need to know about numbers for food. Grrr...rembering why I never throw parties!

Diel Wed 01-Mar-17 16:49:55

Sorry...should say 'almost half'

Allthebestnamesareused Wed 01-Mar-17 17:13:20

When I see a facebook invite I would just assume it was a general invite and not specifically for me. Like just a turn up if you can invite.

For my significant birthday I sent out actual invites in the post and asked for RSVP by email or text and even received some lovely acceptance card.

Everyone RSVPed!

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Wed 01-Mar-17 17:17:13

proper postal invites with rsvp by email or post are needed! Facebook is a pain in the backside for these things and people like me only check Facebook every few weeks

Diel Wed 01-Mar-17 18:37:19

Thank you! Real invites seem the way to go smile

Dontwantanicknamethanks Wed 01-Mar-17 19:01:50

Treat it like ur planning a wedding! People will feel more obliged to reply then

Marmitelover55 Wed 01-Mar-17 19:06:21

I recently had a significant birthday party. I sent out some invites and did others in FB for those who I knew use it alot. I think I created an event and then invited people. Most people did reply bug I think I did put another message in there a couple of weeks befor asking for confirmation from those I hadn't heard from - I used catering as the reason for chasing. The remaining few replied at that point. I invited about 100 and about 85 came.

Marmitelover55 Wed 01-Mar-17 19:06:46

Sorry about typos!

Diel Wed 01-Mar-17 19:37:35

Thanks for the advice!

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