Just curious how others would feel if this happened to them. My son had a wonderful birthday party today!! We sent out invitations weeks ago just to be able to get a count of who would be coming and who would not. Only a few responded. One of the people who responded they were coming is family and has 2 children. Today we receive a text she cannot make it, so that was 2 children less. Her brother who also has 2 children did not respond so we decided to just call to make sure he was coming which he has always shown to the parties as we do his. He responds he cannot make it he has too much going on. So now we are less 4 children. Then one more family member decides today to text us and says she cannot make it she only has a 4 month old but still it is unbelievable. We prepared all the goody bags lots of pizza and cake not to mention the expense of a swim party. They were all on my boyfriends side of the family clearly he was hurt. My son could have very much invited more children from school but we told him we need to invite family and friends. I am thankful that everything turned out great ! However, I just can't get over the fact of them all texting the DAY Of the party to inform us they were not coming ! And one did not even bother to let us know at all if we would have not called. While I can understand not everyone can make every party I would have felt more respected if we were told before the day of the party. My son did cry when he found out they were not all coming it broke my heart. That made me more furious. He got over it pretty quickly but it still hurts. The party did turn out nice and my son enjoyed himself so much and that is what matters the most. I just wish they would have been more considerate. I guess I learned my lesson rethinking the invites for next year.