Declined invitation

United States
November 20, 2008 2:30pm CST
My twins have a birthday party coming up next weekend. The venue I planned on having the party at allows up to 12 guests, so each child invited 5 friends. Thus far I've gotten 2 RSVP's, one was a yes, and one was a no. Since we know for a fact that one friend cannot make it, I am debating allowing my child to invite a different friend. There is still over a week until the party, so there's enough notice. What do you think? Would you invite a different person if someone declined an invitation?
6 responses
@gemini_rose (16192)
21 Nov 08
I think so if there was a particular friend that my child had in mind, a week is plenty of notice. I bet that they are really excited about their party I think it is nice for them to have parties. My eldest was always invited to loads when he was little I used to dread it because I hardly had any money and I used to get upset because I did not have much money for a gift. Today with the other children there does not seem to be many parties at all, I guess parents either find it too expensive or they do other things with their children.
• United States
21 Nov 08
My kids have had to miss their fair share of parties, either because I couldn't afford a gift, or because I didn't have a vehicle to get them there. Things are different now, but I'm also not noticing as many parties. My oldest hasn't been invited to a party in ages. My 6 yr old son was invited to 3 parties so far this school year, and my daughter was invited to 1.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I don't see why you shouldn't. I think a week is still enough notice. Hopefully the kids will have plenty of guests at their party.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I hope so too, but my son just told me that one of his friends said he wouldn't be going either, although I never got a call from the parents. I hate that I invited 10 kids and only gotten 2 RSVPs.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I think it would be fine. There is plenty of time. Kids are always anxious to be invited, and that way the twins have the same number of friends each. May keep from arguments later.
• United States
21 Nov 08
I doubt they'd argue over it. Last year 3 of her friends showed up, but only 1 of his. They were fine with that. I put both their names on the invitation since it's a combined party, so they will most likely get the same amount of gifts even if they don't have the same amount of friends attending.
@camomom (7535)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I think it would be fair. You do have plenty of time to get a response.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I would. If each invited 5 then it would keep it even to invite another child. As long as you are sure the one that said no is for sure not going to come. I think over a week is enough notice.
@Anne18 (11034)
20 Nov 08
I think you have time to ask a different child without it looking funny. I hope your twins have a fab birthday and don't forget to come back and tell us all about it