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Birthday party panic attack

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samalulu Wed 01-Jul-15 11:26:34

DS is 5 in August and we've booked his party in for the last weekend of July. Invites went out a week ago and I've had 8 refusals and 3 acceptances from a class of 30 to date. I expected some of the class to be away WWYD? Cancel and reschedule for September or hang in there a bit longer to see if more parents confirm? I'm starting to panic. DS will be heartbroken if no one turns up. And so will I!

lljkk Wed 01-Jul-15 11:45:54

That's still 3 weeks away.
You're lucky to get so many refusals, though, around here almost nobody sends No RSVPs. You just have to assume.

Nevercan Wed 01-Jul-15 21:31:25

Wait it out grin

barbecue Thu 02-Jul-15 16:50:14

Leave it another week, and then start asking the parents in person, in a friendly way.

BackforGood Thu 02-Jul-15 16:56:52

I think you have to expect, if you book it for the holidays, then a lot of people will be away.
As to if you can do it with invitees in single figures - I guess that depends on the activity / type of party you are doing.
However, you now know... a lot of people don't come to parties in the school holidays...they are wither away or just forget (lose track of the days / out of routine, etc.)

samalulu Thu 02-Jul-15 22:41:43

Thanks all. It really is a minefield this birthday business!

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