Yesterday was supposed to be a big day. My cousin was coming down from Show Low to do a big Mary Kay Holiday Preview party at my house. As I was also asked to do a Princess House party, we decided it would be fun to do both at the same time as a pre-holiday shopping event. I did a lot getting my house ready, and making some really yummy treats. I sent out 50 invitations to both family and friends. We spent lots of hours Friday night and Saturday morning setting things up, making gift baskets, prepping the food, etc. Well guess what? Two people came. Well, really four, but 2 were my sister in law and her daughter who weren't even on the 50 people list. The other two were at the church that morning at the practice for the children's program, and my husband sent them over after.
I am so disappointed! And really sad for my cousin and for the Princess House lady. What could have been a really great morning turned into us sitting around, eating our own snacks. But hey, I guess I do get clean rugs out of the deal!
What do you do when you get an invitation to such an event? I usually at least call if I can't go, but I really try to attend, even if I can't buy anything. I think it's just good manners. People put a lot into getting things ready, and they at least deserve someone to show up to eat the treats!