This is kind of a little rant. I'm not a stickler for RSVPs. Like if my son has a party and one kid in the class doesn't RSVP, I don't care. I figure, if you want to go you'll RSVP yes. No reply means "no". And if they RSVP yes at the last minute, they are just one more person, so whatever.
But I find it a little annoying when BIG families don't RSVP, or wait until the last minute. My family is 5, me, DH, and 3 kids. For extended family parties where we are all invited, I make an effort to RSVP as early as I can because I know we are 5 extra people, 3 of which are kids.
We are having a party in 2 weeks for my 1 year old and my dad as the bdays fall around the same time. RSVP is this weekend coming up. Two of my cousins have not said boo about whether they are going. One is a family of 5 and the other 6. That's 7 extra kids between the two of them.
My other cousin, has 7 kids. She RSVPed yes like weeks ago, and today just changed it to no. That's 9 people less than we were planning.
Also, we have made this an optional pool party. And for safety reasons, we rented a lifeguard. But our pool does have a gate with lock. We planned on there being many more kids and felt the lifeguard would be a good idea. But now I'm wondering if it really worth it? As of now, there are 4 kids going, and with that little, we'd just keep the pool locked, and opening it for an adult to go through and relock it behind them. And if the kids want to go in, they can go in with their parents.
Anyway, its just annoying. I GET that the more kids you have the more busy it is. And I get that you have until the RSVP date, but its just annoying because when your RSVP is like 5 or 6 people, its a pretty big deal. As for the few other people that haven't replied, they are just one person or a couple, so its just two adults, not as much of an issue.
Ok rant over.