Post # 1
So my boss is having a baby; we are a two person office on a university campus. One department decided to host a casual shower for her during working horus one afternoon. Great. The main organizer has decided to ask me to forward an evite to anyone who might want to come. The shower will be coed.
Obviously I know some people that definitely should be invited. I don’t know whether to invite whole offices even if my boss only works with a few people in it, for example. Where do I draw the line??
As I said, the shower is casual and some guests will bring food – no formal catering.
Should I ask my boss whom she wants to invite? She does know about the shower. I don’t know what to do!
Help! I should probably send the evite today!!
Thank you, Bees!
Post # 3
@Stiletto13: I would extend the invite to anyone you work together with – neighbouring/collaborating departments and any friends you know of on campus. I don’t know how many people you’re potentially talking about so it makes it a little difficult.
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: Thanks! Yeah, it could be upwards of 50 invited people – not that everyone will come.
Post # 5
@Stiletto13: What I do in those situations is send it to those people that I know the person interacts with and likes. On the bottom of the ever-so-personal Outlook Calendar Notice, I ask people to please forward to anyone I may have missed OR I ask people to contact me with names of individuals that would probably be interested in coming so I can forward them an invite personally.
I try not to be gift grabby so I do my best and then open it up to let folks invite others. As long as I have a headcount, I’m cool.
Post # 6
Thanks! I am just worried about stepping on toes. Our campus is small so I feel like if I invite just certain people from offices, those who weren’t invited may be offended…