Parents Get a Bill for Not Showing Up for Child's Birthday Party

An envelope was put in little Alex's backpack at school with an invoice for birthday no-show.
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Finally tonight here, we know throwing birthday parties for children is expensive for any family. Bull how far is too far in trying to recoup some of that money, when children don't show up? Here's nick watt. Reporter: After 5-year-old Alex bailed on his buddy's ski birthday party in England, his dad found a brown envelope in Alex's school bag. It was an invoice for a child no-show for the party. Reporter: From the mom who'd thrown the party. Asking for nearly 16 pounds. That's around $25. And it was a proper invoice, with full official details. Reporter: Cue fevered, global online debate. "I think she needs to sit in the time-out chair," posted one parent about invoice mom. "Extremely rude not to show up," said another about Alex's parents. By rsvping and not showing, that they have said that you're not worth that phone call. And that's a rude thing to do. And that's why that was rude to do in the first place. Reporter: So the invoice is justified? No, the invoice is absurd. Reporter: Birthday parties are stressful. Popularity contests for kids and parents. And increasingly costly. Even if they're not $40,000 affairs, like this bash in New Jersey thrown for little jojo, who was turning 1. I can understand she's upset about losing the money. I was so angry I said she's not going to get a penny out of me. Reporter: In the end, little Alex suffers, we can pretty safely assume he won't be invited back next year. Nick watt, ABC news, Los Angeles. Seems a little harsh. Thank you for watching. The president's state of the union, 9:00 P.M. Eastern, Freel of charge right here.

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