my friend is losing her mind. she's throwing a birthday party for her son and she hasn't heard back from almost everyone she's invited. the rsvp date has come and gone and still... not a word. of course she has to have a final headcount to the place, but not really knowing how many kids are going to show up, what should she tell them?
i tried to calm her down by letting her know she wasn't the only one who has experienced this problem. i remember almost every birthday party blake attended- the mother would tell me that no one rsvp'ed to her..... yet showed up anyway. (i was not one of them. i always rsvp because i rock like that. writing thank you cards is another story, but let's not go back there.) of course letting her know that people showed up without rsvp'ing didn't really calm her down.
so i ask you, my dearest blogland, what is your rsvp etiquette? do you call only if your kid can't make it? or do you ignore the invitation altogether if your kid can't make it? do you not call, yet still show up? what do you do?!?!