Teddy’s mom, Sil Mazzini, gave him a choice for his 6th birthday: The family could go to Disney World or Legoland, or Sil could throw a party for his friends.
Without hesitating, he chose having a party, and Mazzini started planning right away. She booked space for forty,thirty classmates plus parents, at the Peter Piper Pizza in Tuscon, sent out invitations in school, assembled goody bags and then waited for the big day, Oct. Twenty one
But none of the guests showed up to the pizza parlor. It was just Mazzini, Teddy and the boy’s father, who came in from out of town.
Mazzini got one call from a parent saying they’d have to cancel. But otherwise, she expected close to 32 guests. Nobody came.
Teddy didn’t really notice, Mazzini said in a phone interview. He was too busy playing arcade games with his dad. He won a bunch of tickets and redeemed them for a prize. He ate pizza. It was a good birthday. He went to school Monday in a great mood.
“He didn’t understand it,” Mazzini said. “If that happened to an eleven, or twelve-year-old, it would be tough. But he’s so young that he’s fine.”
But Mazzini was upset. She spent all this time and money on invitations and decorations and pizza. She bought enough cake for forty guests.