2 parties same day same time same place?

Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am just curious how you would handle this situation. I invited my daughters entire class (so no one would feel left out) to her birthday party. I sent out invites 4 weeks ahead of time because the party would be right after the holidays. Another parent (whose child was invited to the party) scheduled her daughters party at the same time, date, and place with no invite for my daughter. She emailed the classmates parents after I sent out my invitations about knowing there were 2 parties but hoped they would pick her daughters over my daughters. I fully expected that not everyone from the entire class was going to come. Only 1 parent backed out on her original rsvp. The other parent only texted me 4 days before the party saying her daughter couldn't make it since she was having her party the same time, date, and place. Who does this? I am from a low class area so I shouldn't expect any less but does anyone think that this is okay to do. People I've talked to have mentioned the word "awkward".

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Ev - posted on 01/11/2014

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I just know that some people have problems with someone using the same places they do and the same time and days. Sometimes they do not like the other people. How long until your party? How many did say they would come to yours?

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2014

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She may have already planned her daughter's party before your invites went out. Then when she received your invite, she may not have been able to change the party (whether because relatives were travelling, or the venue was booked out, or some other reason), and panicked because she was concerned her daughter would have no-one at her party. The intent was possibly not malicious, it could have just been the only way she knew how to save her daughter's party from disaster. It was certainly the wrong way to handle it, but I can see how it may have happened.

Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2014

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I sent them out first. I don't know the mom at all. I don't know if she has anything against me or my child. Would that legitimize doing that?

Ev - posted on 01/11/2014

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So basically, you have made the party at the same place, day and time as this other mother has done for her child. Do you know who sent the invites out first?
Is there something the other mother has against you or your child.

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