TORPOINT, England – It’s always a shame when a friend can’t make it to a birthday party, but now one family may be paying the price for the no-show.
The boy’s father, Derek Nash, said that he accepted the invitation, forgetting about a prior family commitment.
By the time he realized the mistake, Nash said he didn’t have any contact information for the woman.
When Alex returned to school, he was handed an envelope by a teacher.
Nash says the envelope contained a bill for a $24 “child’s party no-show fee.”
“I thought it was a joke to begin with. I am lost for words,” Nash told Sky News.
Nash says he is sorry for the mistake but will not be paying for a bill.
The woman has since threatened to take the case to small claims court, and the boy will no longer play with Alex at school.