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Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-30876360

I'm speechless.

In my childhood the guests took presents for the birthday child and didn't expect anything in return. After all, it's not THEIR birthdays so why should they get a present. All I can say is thank goodness I never had kids.
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:06
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

Guess who will have a bunch of No answers for the next birthday party

People should be careful what they wish for....
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:07
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

As dumb as it is, did you actually read the article? The invoice had nothing to do with a gift, but because the kid rsvp'd yes to a place that charges per kid and the parents decided not to go, not informing the parents who were paying for the party...
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:10
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As dumb as it is, did you actually read the article? The invoice had nothing to do with a gift, but because the kid rsvp'd yes to a place that charges per kid and the parents decided not to go, not informing the parents who were paying for the party...
A bit inconsiderate? Yes
Worth the small-claims court for 16 quid? No, get them on Judge Rinder!
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:10
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

Too right. Kids should manage their schedule better

Wouldn't it be good if one could charge all those no-shows that people are always talking about on the for sale section...
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:22
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As dumb as it is, did you actually read the article? The invoice had nothing to do with a gift, but because the kid rsvp'd yes to a place that charges per kid and the parents decided not to go, not informing the parents who were paying for the party...
Apparently there was no contact details and if the host had mentioned the missing kid to the venue they would have arranged an alternative such as a credit or discount.
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

although it is a weird response, it is very rude to keep a five year old away from a birthday party with no response. I would be pissed off myself.
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:32
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

Both sets of parents should be fined for being shitforbrains:

- the ones of the no-show kid, for not being bothered to cancel;

- and the ones who's kid's party it was, for even thinking of sending an invoice and not just writing off the loss (with a mental note not to invite that kid to anything else again).
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:38
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

Where are the days when you used to stick the tail on the Donkey and other simple pleasures. I can understand not wanting a load of kids wreck your home but the money that some parents spend on parties is unbelievable

- My kids are all grown up now but from what I gather a kids party has to be better than the one before, and the party bag must include a fantastic range of goodies…...
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:44
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

Agree with Timow- how rude to accept an invite for your child, knowing full well a session at the dry ski slope is quite expensive, and not phone when you realise you've double booked- so another child could have gone instead!

As the parent of the birthday child, I would have been quite annoyed- but sending a bill?!?

Neither sets of parents come out of this looking good, that's for sure- and I'm surprised the parents sent the bill is so keen to appear in papers, etc- as his parenting skills are not looking too good either.
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

I think I am reading a different article... no contact details were available and it's only the bbc that mentions a double booking, all others say the kid didn't want to go.
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:56
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As dumb as it is, did you actually read the article? The invoice had nothing to do with a gift, but because the kid rsvp'd yes to a place that charges per kid and the parents decided not to go, not informing the parents who were paying for the party...
Yes, I did read the article. Tell me, if a kid was sick on the day and the parents didn't call to cancel do they deserve a bill too? If you're going to arrange such events then you should make sure you have a contingency just in case of things like this. It's simply being petty. Of course I blame the parents for getting themselves into this "my party has to be better than their party" scenario in the first place.

This stuff happens, deal with it like the adult she's supposed to be.
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

Didn't realise about no contact available- but on the radio today the father said he gave the child the choice on the day- which is quite rude and a bad example. What happened to the concept of commitment?

As it happens, grandson didn't want to go to Scouts when we were there recently, and father quite rightly said, either you go all the time, unless ill of course, or you don't go- no messing around. Good.
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Old 19.01.2015, 19:58
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

There are conflicting stories as to whether contact details were originally included. What most of the articles have overlooked is the Facebook conversation that took place before the invoice

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/year...ail/story.html

As to court action. The BBC legal correspondent seems clear that there could be no case to answer
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Old 19.01.2015, 20:05
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I think I am reading a different article... no contact details were available and it's only the bbc that mentions a double booking, all others say the kid didn't want to go.
According to the BBC article:

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In a short statement, Ms Lawrence said: "All details were on the party invite. They had every detail needed to contact me."
It seems only logical that a party invitation would contain contact information for the host. Of course anyone that has a copy would be able to verify whether the invitation had contact details or not.

Either way, all the parents are tools. Do you really need to contact BBC over the injustice of a silly little invoice? Ugh.

Just wait until little Alex grows up and applies for a job. His potential employer does a Google search and finds this.
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Old 19.01.2015, 20:08
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

Lots of different accounts regarding contact details and fb chats... what's wrong with picking up a phone.
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Old 19.01.2015, 20:11
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Just wait until little Alex grows up and applies for a job. His potential employer does a Google search and finds this.
A classic case for:
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Agree with Timow- how rude to accept an invite for your child, knowing full well a session at the dry ski slope is quite expensive, and not phone when you realise you've double booked- so another child could have gone instead!

As the parent of the birthday child, I would have been quite annoyed- but sending a bill?!?

Neither sets of parents come out of this looking good, that's for sure- and I'm surprised the parents sent the bill is so keen to appear in papers, etc- as his parenting skills are not looking too good either.
Well done to that mum sending the bill. If she was able to get a bill through to them, why did they not make the effort to get a cancellation message through?

She could have invited another child in that place.

She has made her point & IMO, do not believe the money means that much to her, as much as their selfishness.

This kid's father seems a bit of bully to me & he is encouraging his son to be the same.

If i/we accept an invitation, YEs stuff happens & then not able to go, first thing contact with apology of cancellation.
Yes other stuff happens not able to do before event, then make the effort as soon as possible to apologise with humility.

If I received such an invoice, the prompt payment would be accompanied with something like very nice arrangement of flowers or the like together with humble apology.
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Old 19.01.2015, 20:18
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

It would have cost her the same had the kid shown up or not.

Or was she expecting each kid to pay their own way?

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Old 19.01.2015, 20:25
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Re: Invoice sent for missing kid's birthday party

This is the right thing to do. We invited to brothers of our kids childhood friends for a dinner .My wife cooked and worked for 4 Hr . When the time came no one showed I don`t blame them for the invoice idea
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