1. In the final week leading up to the shower, do you contact those who have not RSVP'd in order to see if they cannot make it or just forgot to RSVP?
We'd like to have an actual head count, and there are some we totally expected to come (close family members) who have not RSVP'd. Myself and the other host are just sort of at a loss on whether or not to contact these people or not. Tacky or tactful?
2. If we invited people with younger children, but did not include the children's name on the invite, do we need to include them in our final count? This is mainly for how many favors to make since the favors are kid-friendly.
If a person (whom we will call Sandy) has a 5 year old and 2 year old, neither included on the invite, do we count for two more people in case Sandy ends up bringing them? Or do we make sure that the kids only get favors if there are extras, inevitably telling Sandy 'no' if she tries to give them some on her own?
**We'll have extra food and favors, but there are several people that fall into each category. We want to make sure that plenty to go around.
**Just a note, my ticker shows I'm pregnant, but this shower is for my sister who is due before me. I didn't want anyone to think I was doing to unimaginable task of throwing my own shower. ;)