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Paying to attend a birthday party??

Anonymous
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Situation:

Birthday party - bounce house place - 8 kid max - $10 per kid over the limit. 

18 kids invited.

9 kids coming to party (they include birthday child and siblings as part of the 8 kids and birthday kid has 2 siblings that are attending, I think it's a shit policy but whatever.)

So that leaves 9 kids who didn't rsvp. 

Chose party package based on kids that said they'd come and rsvp'd.

Is it morally wrong to have the kids that show up but didn't rsvp pay to get in?

The 9 kids that were invited were from Dd's school but no one rsvp'd so I'm not sure if they're coming or not. 

Dh doesn't want to pay for the extra kids that didn't rsvp.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:24 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:26 PM
I would contact all if them to see if they'd be there.

Odds are the place won't allow you to add kids on the spot.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:27 PM
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It’s not ok to charge your guests, even if they were inconsiderate.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:28 PM

Thing is I don't really know these kids' parents, I have no way to contact them, Dd's teacher gave me a list and I had her pick 10 kids that she's friends with in class to invite.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I would contact all if them to see if they'd be there. Odds are the place won't allow you to add kids on the spot.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Well lesson learned....know the people you invite places.



Quoting Anonymous 1:

Thing is I don't really know these kids' parents, I have no way to contact them, Dd's teacher gave me a list and I had her pick 10 kids that she's friends with in class to invite.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I would contact all if them to see if they'd be there.

Odds are the place won't allow you to add kids on the spot.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:31 PM
Why would they stop her from adding kids on the spot? They are making more money that way.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I would contact all if them to see if they'd be there.

Odds are the place won't allow you to add kids on the spot.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:32 PM
Because they wouldn't be prepared

Quoting Anonymous 4: Why would they stop her from adding kids on the spot? They are making more money that way.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I would contact all if them to see if they'd be there.

Odds are the place won't allow you to add kids on the spot.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:34 PM

They do allow  you to add kids on the spot but if it's more than the max amount you paid for the package then it's $10 per kid. I invited the kids before I bought the package, they had plenty of time to rsvp, the others I invited managed to rsvp. 

Quoting Anonymous 2: Because they wouldn't be prepared
Quoting Anonymous 4: Why would they stop her from adding kids on the spot? They are making more money that way.
Quoting Anonymous 2: I would contact all if them to see if they'd be there. Odds are the place won't allow you to add kids on the spot.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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Be the bigger person and pay
Don't invite them next time
brime98
by Ruby Member on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:37 PM
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Be the bigger person and focus more on your child's happy birthday than on being "right". Translated: pay for whoever shows without comment.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:39 PM

Morally. no/

It is wrong not to RSVP and then show up.

She may get flack for it at school though


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