DS's birthday is on Saturday. He's going to an arcade where they have a minimum number of guests to have a party there, so that's how many we've invited (6 friends). 1 family have not rsvp'd even though I've chased them up 3 times to find out if they are coming (via text and in person where she said 'yes I got your message I'll rsvp soon- I get that she may have needed to check) over the past week.
The twist in the tale is that over summer this woman seems to have decided she wants nothing to do with me (I honestly have no clue why) so I doubt I'll be able to catch her at school or that she will answer her phone because she is actively avoiding me.
What do I do? Regardless of if they come or not I'll have to pay for that spot, I'd like the chance ASAP to offer the spot to someone else. Do I text and say 'I'm assuming you're not coming so I'm giving an invite to someone else'? I don't want to sound like I'm being b!tchy, I just don't want to waste the money and I'd also like DS to have the chance to actually have 6 friends there.
Ugh. I hate drama. Please help me deal with this in the most drama free way possible!