Every year I try to come up with a new solution to the RSVP party issue (issue being that people don't do it). I've tried regrets only, and listing my email address and phone number, none of these solutions made it any easier for people (apparently).
This year, thinking I was the genius of all geniuses, I included a reply card, complete with stamp and address on the back although the parents also had the option of just putting it back in their child's school folder (I didn't even get the mailed invites out, those people ended up getting emails). The card was cute, you checked one of two boxes, the pirate or princess "signed" their name and I also included our "land line" (get it, a land line? Pirates?) and my email address.
Apparently, asking someone to slide a card two inches out of their child's folder, check one box, write their first name, and slide it back in same folder is just too much to ask. Only THREE parents from his class managed to reply. I'm sorry....but there's no excuse for it. Not managing to RSVP when I've made it as easy as humanly possible just means you're an asshole.
There, I said it. I've got a list of the assholes too. No more parties for them, I'm serious.