Monday, December 09, 2013
Almost a month ago, I invited several people to my house for a Christmas Party. We're just going to have dinner, and everyone's supposed to bring some kind of side dish. I created an event page on Facebook, so that we could all communicate on it, stay informed, etc. Just about everyone accepted the invitation right away. Fast forward. It's been nearly a month now, and other than merely accepting the invitation, NOT ONE PERSON has done anything else. I have no idea if people are still planning to come, if they've forgotten all about it, what they're planning to bring, etc. I feel really uncomfortable about calling people, sending a message, etc, to ask, "Hey, are you still coming? What are you bringing?" I just think that seems really tacky for some reason.
I'm half-tempted to just cancel the stupid thing. If I were invited to a party, I would have contacted the host way before the event and told them what my contribution would be. No one would have to hunt me down. Plus, Husband decided last minute that he's going to spend Saturday afternoon at a friend's graduation. (The graduation is an hour away, starting at 2 and our party is supposed to start at 6). So I'm just like..."Great. Thanks friends. Thanks everyone, so much." I just feel like I put myself out there, tried to have a get-together, and as usual, everyone is screwing me over. It also reminds me of ALL the times I plan get-togethers, but never, ever get invited anywhere in return.
I don't know what to do. Do I cancel the party now...or should I wait until later in the week to see if people contact me before canceling? Because I'm not waiting until Friday night to hear from people. I have a lot of work to do if I'm going to have this party, a lot of preparations, etc. Or, do I just plan the party and wait and see who shows up on Saturday? I imagine I'd be sitting there at a completely empty table. I just don't know what to do.