We’re in a bind having a formal party for our daughter that a lot of family cannot attend. Yet, we are committed to a minimum of 100 people. To compensate, we want to invite (at the last minute) the parents of some of the kids that were already invited solo. These parents had gone out their way to go the extra mile for us while I was suddenly hospitalized - some we hardly know so we were deeply touched.
So, how can we tactfully invite these parents? Is there some way to put the emphasis on their kind act while I was ill? I should mention we may have to verbally invite these parents as (a) time is too short for a mailed invite and (b) their kids already got a mailed invite.
What to do? What to do?