Kid’s birthday parties and RSVP-ing ….
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Inviting the whole school…I mean class.
Ug. It’s that time again. Your kid’s birthday. (Or as I’m typing this, end of school and lots of invites). Don’t get me wrong. I love celebrating the birth of my lil boogers. I like trying to figure out what to get them for gifts, and hopefully choose that ONE good gift. We always have a family party and then, once they started school, we did the class party. Roller skating is usually my favorite because you go skate for a few hours, do cake, open presents, boom. Party over.
My beef with class parties though!? R.S.V.P. ….. You know, at the end of the invite, where you leave your number and/or email, to let the parent know whether or not your child will be attending, by a certain date. Ring any bells!?? Sorry. It’s not you. This just drives me nuts about kids parties. When people don’t RSVP. Either way. Yes or no.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m very weird about letting people know whether or not my kid is going to attend. I actually make myself wait a couple days before I let them know, so, you know, I don’t seem too eager. Or weird…. WHATEVER! But …come on, you know, for the most part if you can go. I know, stuff comes up, life happens. I get it. But please people. Let that poor parent know how many kiddos she has to wrangle up for cake!
And please, for the love of Pete, don’t bring the sibs, unless invited. The mom WILL say it’s ok, but all she’s probably thinking is…More. Kids.
I just feel it’s common courtesy to let the parents know whether or not your child can make it. And if your kid doesn’t want to go or you don’t feel like taking your kid, just say no, you have plans. No need for a crazy excuse. Short and simple. Don’t get me wrong, I have dropped the ball with the RSVP, either I totally forgot or misplaced the invitation. I know, it happens. But as soon as I remember or find invite, I call. I’ve already called AFTER the party and apologized for not RSVPing because I felt so bad.
How about you all. Do you RSVP? Do you answer right away or wait or forget? If you can be forgetful, write it on your calendar, set a reminder or put invite on your fridge or cork board for a reminder.
Please oh please tell me you call or text that poor momma! If not, try again next time.