A 5 year old boy has received an invoice demanding payment for missing his school friend’s birthday party. The party hosts have threatened to take the boy and his family to court if they do not pay for the activities that they had planned even though he did not attend.
Alex Nash’s father, Derek, found the invoice in his son’s school-bag, requesting payment of £15.95 (NZ $31.14) for not showing up to a birthday party at the ski centre in Cornwall.
At first Alex’s father thought that the invoice was a joke, however the party hosts have threatened to take them to court if they do not pay up.
Alex accepted the invite to his friend’s birthday before the Christmas holidays, however his family had already arranged to visit his grandparents and Mr Nash did not have any contact details to let the hosts know.
Alex’s dad asked his son what he would rather do – go to the party or go with him to spend time with his grandparents – the 5 year old chose to spend the day with his family.
When school started again the family tried to get in touch with the hosts to apologize but never saw them at the school – not long after, the invoice showed up in Alex’s bag.
Alex’s family have tried many times to apologize but do not play to pay any money. The birthday boy will no longer play with Alex at school.
Would you pay for a party you did not attend?
Article written by D Muhern