DS is turning 5 on Sunday & his party is scheduled for Saturday at our house. We have no family in this area, but I invited 5 kids (and their parents, if they wanted to come) that he is friends with. 2 are neighbors & the others are from church. I mentioned the party to all the parents several weeks in advance & then sent out invitations about 1 1/2 weeks ago. All parents verbally told me they would like to come or probably would come when I mentioned it to them a while back.
One of them is very unreliable about these things & I really don't trust a several-weeks old verbal commitment from them. I have no clue if they'll show or not & they haven't RSVP'd since I sent the invite. Another girl will be with her dad that weekend. So although her mom told me she'll come, I'm afraid the dad will forget or just decide not to bring her or something.
That leaves 3 others...
The mom of the 3-yr old next door RSVP'd saying they'll be here. But one mom I was counting on who said she was coming just told me tonight they can't make it because she accidently committed to 2 parties at the same time on Saturday (and they're going to the other one). I haven't told DS yet, but he'll be *REALLY* upset about that particular boy not showing up... I'm still in shock over it. And I haven't heard *anything* from the last girl's mom, so I have no clue if she'll be coming or not.
I'm getting REALLY worried that we're only going to have the 3-yr-old next door neighbor show up! DS will be *so* disappointed & will wonder why none of his friends came. The others are all age 5-6. I had planned the activities for that age group and/or more kids than just 2 of them!! Since I invited 5 kids, including the one I thought we could count on, I never expected we might have just the 1 neighbor come.
And if only the neighbor girl shows up, the "party" won't be much different than any other time they get together & play in the yard.
What do you do in this kind of situation? Would it be wrong to call the other parents to feel them out about it?? We don't have any other kids I could invite to fill out the guest list...