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Posted: 10/20/2004 4:43:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:55:06 PM EST
It apparently seems that way! Unfortunately a lot of them will show up without calling. Nobody wants to "commit" to something until the very same day in case something else comes up.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:13:43 PM EST
Manners are almost to the point of extinction. Asking for a R.S.V.P. is pretty much pointless now. You will still have the ones who don't respond showing up and the ones who commit to coming being no- shows.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:23:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ogre_4070:
Manners are almost to the point of extinction. Asking for a R.S.V.P. is pretty much pointless now. You will still have the ones who don't respond showing up and the ones who commit to coming being no- shows.



Unfortunate, but true.

Oh, and for future reference: I might be one to ask if the other child may come - but only if the party requires a parent being present. That parent would probably be me and my daughter is connected to my hip. Would that be poor manners?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:46:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 5:47:33 PM EST by MrsGloftoe]
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:46:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:47:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Persephone:

Originally Posted By Ogre_4070:
Manners are almost to the point of extinction. Asking for a R.S.V.P. is pretty much pointless now. You will still have the ones who don't respond showing up and the ones who commit to coming being no- shows.



Unfortunate, but true.

Oh, and for future reference: I might be one to ask if the other child may come - but only if the party requires a parent being present. That parent would probably be me and my daughter is connected to my hip. Would that be poor manners?



I've had that problem as well. I've never asked if I could bring another child; if I find out that I am expected to stay and help supervise I just explain to the host that my child is unable to attend because I don't have a sitter. If they don't mind the other child attending, this is the opening for them to extend an invitation (which they usually do) to bring the other child as well.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:40:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 7:41:04 PM EST by Green_Ammo_223]
to little MissG.

Oh and yes, manners went out about the same time men started compla...oh I so want to finish it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:42:46 PM EST

Link Posted: 10/22/2004 2:16:59 AM EST
Good look with the party 'n happy birthiday to little missglofie
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 7:40:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
I'm having my first big birthday party for my daughter, who will be turning 5. I send out 15 party invitations to her schoolmates last Monday. So far I've heard back from 4 moms (and one of them asked if she could bring her other child too).

Are manners dead?



Did you mail them, give them to the kids, give them to the teacher to put in bags or what? We've found an amazing collection of correspondence over the years in strange places. Like 3 year old party invites under the bathroom sink, progress reports from last year we never saw, all kinds of important, but old, papers in weird places.

If you mailed them, then yeah, folks are rude these days. If they went home with the kids, you may have to do the followup.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 9:21:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 6:04:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
Thanks for the birthday wishes, y'all. Yep, I mailed them, stamps and everything. One kid didn't ever RSVP but sent a present home with my daughter because he couldn't make it. I just don't know what to think about that.



Future husband?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:17:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 8:17:53 PM EST by Green_Ammo_223]
Good point Professor.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 10:37:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 1:39:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By SigZiggy:
It apparently seems that way! Unfortunately a lot of them will show up without calling. Nobody wants to "commit" to something until the very same day in case something else comes up.



+1

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:33:02 AM EST
Depending *when* the big day is, I'd try to follow up by phone..

Can you ask your child to tell friends to have their parents call?


Gosh...we're planning son's 21st birthday party for 12/21/04. Didn't seem *that* long ago I went to his
birthday party at the preschool.

Gwen
have fun!



Link Posted: 10/23/2004 11:29:17 AM EST
Follow up by phone.

Plus, you might be surpised how many of them do not even know who you or your child are. Forget the RSVP thing. Ain't gonna happen until 2nd grade or older when the kids are more involved emotionally.
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