But six of the girls she was planning on inviting (2 each from 3 families) have RSVPed yes to the last two parties and then didn't show up or canceled the day of.
Her sibling just had a party and half of the invites didn't RSVP didn't show and half of the yeses didn't show.
I'm sick of it. I'm sick of shelling out money only to have my kid heartbroken over no-shows.
When DD was turning 4, I sent out a dozen invites. No RSVPs and nobody showed (totally different invites than the last two parties). Thank God she wasnt old enough then to not realize she'd been jipped, but now she is.
It really upsets me. Birthdays are supposed to be the one day a year that a kid gets to feel exclusively special. I'm providing free entertainment for your kid. I'm providing free food for the family. I spend hours planning out activities and hand out nice goody bags. I'm practically bribing you to pretend like you care about my kid for two hours. Why do people act like it's such a burden?
After her siblings disaster party, I talked to DD, and she's willing to wait on her girls' party. We're going to take her to chuck e cheese instead, and celebrate only with close family and one friend - the only friend whose RSVP we could actually trust.
It's just heartbreaking that DD has to give up her day because of other parents' selfishness.