Tonight, a neighbor dropped off a flyer. I guess they are having an egg hunt for everyone on our street. That's cool, and I probably would have gone... Then I read this. "Please contribute $20 to the rental of the bounce house and plastic egg fillers. Potluck dinner and drinks are encouraged. Easter games are complimentary."
First off, there was no meeting or discussion for all of the neighbors whether they wanted a bounce house or not. There is a park in the middle of the neighborhood and each neighbor could hit the slides with a rock from their front door. Lol that's how close it is. So they easily could have had the hunt in the field next to the park, then BBQ'd in the grills that are inside the park. FREE!!!!
Second, how are you going to volunteer to host a party but not pay for one single aspect. The neighbor said that the only food and drink available will be what's brought. And that the 'fillers' will be the only candy, so again only what neighbors bring.
I'm not planning on going, because honestly I think they are being rude. There are 10 neighbors total. If everyone goes then the host will get $200. Bounce rentals around here don't cost more than $120 for 12 hours... So that's an $80 profit. On top of that, I have a strong feeling that she will invite friends that don't live on our street and not charge them. And honestly I'm annoyed that they didn't discuss cost with all the neighbors. I would have happily contributed hotdogs, buns and plates... It would have been 100% free at the park and no hosting because everyone is close enough to their own toilet. Plus, it's on the 31st. Lol I spend Easter with my family. So either way, cost or not, I probably would not have gone. Lol.
But would you think it was rude? Would you be annoyed? And would you say anything to them?
I don't plan to, I keep to myself and don't need unnecessary drama. Just wanted other opinions! :)