Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Star Wars Party

Hmmm. So I sent out this invitation last week to A's classmates from last year. I can't get the list of his classmates for this year, yet, so if there are any new kids, we'll just have to hand it to them next week.

Now, the RSVP date is August 31, but I haven't received ONE reply yet. I'm wondering if the invitation was too obscure. Many of the parents are immigrants, and may think we're inviting their child to be indoctrinated into some weird cult. I assumed everyone would associate Jedi knights with Star Wars, but maybe not. I guess if the other parents hold up crucifixes when I approach on Back to School night, I'll know.

I had hoped for a small group, but it might be smaller than I expected. I know A. will be disappointed if none of his friends from school show up. I don't want to put people on the spot by calling them and asking, so I'm not sure what to do.


Just Breathe said...

It's really cute. I hope you get some RSVP. People are really bad on doing that. You just might want to call. Good luck.

CV said...

I think you should call to follow up with a few of the kids he was closest to or for whom you think the language barrier might have posed problems. You're not putting someone on the spot by leaving a voicemail message and saying, "I realize now that the birthday invitation I sent you might have been misunderstood by some who don't know the movie 'Star Wars' as well as A. I just wanted to call you and let you know the letter was a invitation to A's birthday party. I hope your child can come."

Personally, I don't know A, but I'd come to the party based solely on the invitation! Have fun.

Carrie said...

I'd give it until the 1st and then start calling. I say this as someone who just realized I didn't RSVP to a party and the date to respond by was yesterday. Um, oops. :)

brandii said...

That sounds like one cool party! I agree w the others, call up those you think might have a languauge challenge.

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