Originally Posted by borderline
People who cancel on plans two hours before the event, via text message, after all of the shopping was done. It was just an informal BBQ, but it was going to be a small event anyway and now it is too small.
Their excuse was that they forgot that they had made plans with their parents, who live in town and who they see frequently. How to respond?
If it were me, I wouldn't invite them again. They can host the next event or not see much of me in the future. Cancelling by text is pretty cowardly as well.
Originally Posted by VKK3450
Ummmm ok, so we are having a BBQ / party this saturday and figuring that not everyone would be free / people would be out of town / etc... we invited around 30 people to our small London apartment. I thought maybe 15-20 would show up.
Somehow we now have 34 people coming. Our apartment is not big enough to have 34 people. My BBQ is not big enough to cook for 34 people. My fridge cannot hold enough food for 34 people. I dont know where to keep enough beer & wine cold for 34 people.
I am really starting to shit a brick over this.
WTF were we thinking?
The more the merrier, evidently! Are people bringing dishes/beverages/ice to the party? Have a friend or two bring their biggest cooler (you guys have those in London, right?) with ice: beer and wine solved. After that you're just fussing over details.