That is exactly an Australian schoolgirl did for her 16th birthday party. It simply went viral with over 200,000 people responding in 24hrs saying that they will be attending the party. Sadly, she had to cancel her party now.
She invited all her friends and said that they could bring their friends along if they let her know they are coming.
Frankly, she messed up the settings and made the invitation pretty much public. After one why posted about it, it simply went viral.
“(It’s an) open house party as long as it doesn’t get out of hand,” she wrote, adding that she had not had time to invite everyone individually.
The girl’s father, who asked not to be named, said his daughter had invited “a few friends” over Facebook but had initially been unaware of the settings required to stop strangers from viewing the information.
“She was just anxious about whether anyone would show up to her birthday,” he told the Telegraph.
“The father has given us an undertaking that he will have the Facebook page removed and the party will definitely not be going on,” police Inspector Terry Dalton told ABC Radio. “There will be no party at that address.
“The only thing that anybody who turns up on that street will be met by will be some police vehicles patrolling the area.”
In 2008, then 16-year-old Corey Worthington attracted global attention when he threw a wild party while his parents were away, after making an open invitation on his MySpace page.
About 500 people turned up to his two-storey home in Melbourne, and in the ensuing hours police called in the air wing and the dog squad to help subdue revellers.