An angry mum is fuming after what she says are the rude actions of another mum, whose child didn’t show up for her daughter’s birthday party.
The mum says she sent out 20 party invitations for her daughter’s birthday back in November – nine weeks ahead of the party date.
“Most responded yay or nay straight away, one parent didn’t,” she explained.
“Fine, I didn’t think anything of it. I then bumped into her on the school run and asked if Ida could come or not, she said yes.
“A few days ago I sent out another text to everyone who had said yes reminding them to sign the venue’s waiver thing – this parent read and didn’t reply.”
The mums says she had to pay the $50 per head for each child to secure the booking (including Ida), and on the day of the party, Ida didn’t turn up. She says she also made sure she had enough food and party bags for everyone, and thinks the mum was in the wrong for not turning up with her child.
“Am I being unreasonable in thinking if you don’t want to come, just bloody decline?”
The mum’s post was met with hundreds of comments, many sympathising with her frustration.
“We call these types trashy. It’s a terrible example they’re setting for their children. I suppose the kids will eventually wonder why they don’t get invited to any parties any more and not have a clue,” replied one mum.
Another said, “The same thing happened with DD’s party last year. Two flaky sets of parents didn’t RSVP and when chased, assured us their child was coming. On the day, one turned up and the other didn’t. No notice or apology from the no-show. It was a real shame as there was another child I wish we could have invited.”
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