Mom’s anger as a friend lies about “cancelled” anniversary party – but she just wasn’t invited

A mum was left “hurt” after her friend told her her party to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee had been canceled – as it was really just uninvited

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Mum feels ‘hurt’ at not being invited to party (stock photo)

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee now in full swing, many of us will be attending or hosting parties today and tomorrow to celebrate the Queen’s 70th service anniversary.

But one mum felt “hurt” after being lied to about her friend’s anniversary party – when she was told the party had been canceled just so it could go ahead without her.

Sharing her story on Mumsnet, the woman said she was invited to her friend Susan’s party and was looking forward to it because she knows her pal usually throws “a good party”.

She was therefore disappointed when she learned the bash had been canceled via Facebook, but was even more upset when she then saw pictures online that clearly showed the event was still happening – just not with her presence.

She found out about the party via social media (stock image)


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in the her postShe wrote: “I wonder if I’m being unreasonable here. I have a friend, we call her Susan, not her real name. Susan and her husband David are very sociable. I’ve been friends with Susan for over 30 years and once considered her a close friend, although we haven’t been that close in the last five or so.

“I was thrilled to be invited to Susan and David’s platinum anniversary party as they throw a good party. A few weeks later the party was canceled on Facebook because everything was getting too big and they went on vacation a few days later. No problem, I got it.

“Today Facebook is full of pictures from the very happening anniversary party attended by many of our mutual friends.”

The mother insisted she knew Susan wasn’t obligated to invite her to the party, but she still feels “hurt” that her friend feels the need to lie to her instead of just being honest about not inviting her.

She added: “This really hurts me. I know she doesn’t have to invite me, it’s her choice, but I didn’t do anything to upset her. The party is clearly still going on, but I wasn’t invited.

“Am I unreasonable? Be nice, I don’t have many friends and my sanity is in shambles at the moment (not because of that, but that didn’t help).”

People in the post’s comments were supportive of the mom, but many told her it was probably time to “reconsider” her friendship with Susan.

One person said, “That’s so wicked of her. I would reconsider your friendship.”

While another added: “Oh this is awful. Really evil. She must have known you would see pictures on social media. I would post a message on Facebook and see what she says.”

But others tried to see it from Susan’s point of view, and some said she may have been truthful that the original party was canceled and instead hosted a smaller one, leaving out many of the original guests – including the mother.

Someone said, “Sounds like she’s being honest. She canceled that party which got out of hand, then rearranged and organized a smaller one which she was happier organizing. But obviously not every beat was invited to the first one that would be invited when they rearranged.

“I feel left out, but I don’t think she did anything wrong or sneaky.”

Another agreed, saying: “If it was canceled on Facebook I would assume it really just got too big and they ended up going with a scaled down version [which meant] that you, along with many others, unfortunately did not make it.

“I’m guessing you two aren’t as close as you thought, which of course is annoying, but I’d try not to take it personally.”

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