One of the most frustrating things that I hear from women who plan dinner parties is that it’s hard to get an RSVP, so that causes stress. I will agree, we live in a new era where we just don’t take invitations seriously. I have been at fault in this area myself, embarrassingly so. If you missed yesterday’s post, it was on how to actually make the invite.

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– I give myself a timeline for when I expect to hear back from my guests
– I either call or email and ask if they have an answer

It’s that simple. Follow up on your invite.

Here’s a bit of honestly. I really take dinner invites serious and get right back with the hostess when we are invited. I am not so good at getting back to the hostess who’s hosting a nighttime party, like clothing, candles, kitchen tools, etc. For years I sold Pampered Chef, so I remember the frustration involved.

I know this is a hot topic, so if you want to, fire away with your comments, observations, or ideas!

How do you deal with guests who don’t RSVP right away? Do you stress over it?

Today over at We are THAT Family, Kristen is giving away 3 copies of my new book, The Reluctant Entertainer.

I am reluctant about entertaining. My living areas are tiny and my kitchen is small. Plus, there’s the eating part.

I love food, but my cooking is not an art form.

My love for connecting with people forces me to put all that aside and entertain anyway. – Kristen, from We are THAT Family

Comment if you want win, and thank you, Kristen! And did you know that you can pre-order a copy of her new book, Don’t Make Me Come Up There? I can hardly wait to read this book, Kristen makes me laugh … HARD!

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