Dd7 had her birthday party on Sunday. We were running late so we didn't get there until 5 mins before it was due to start, only to be met by two of the guests, both just on the 7yo mark, hanging out the door to greet us. Both of them had been dropped off, one by her Dad, one by her aunt. The only other people at the venue were two staff members. I know both the dad and the aunt went straight back to their homes. And the aunt didn't turn up at the party's end until I called the child's mother (whose number I only had by coincidence) to see who was coming to pick her up. So we had to hang around for an hour until the aunt showed up, the venue staff were waiting to lock up and when she finally showed up she basically didn't appear to give a stuff 0.0.
I'm a bit shocked tbh, firstly I'd never drop my child off with complete strangers, if I wanted to drop and run I'd make sure the party hosts were there and if not I'd wait until they arrived. And I'd make sure I knew what time pickup was. And if I kept 4 adults waiting for an hour I'd at least apologise. Am I living under a rock here?