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    "Children and alcohol don't mix "

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    Just to be totally clear. You're saying you (and your family) can't enjoy a kids birthday if you aren't drinking?
    I am saying we allow alcohol, I have no doubt we would enjoy our childs birthday without it but as we don't mind it being there it's not an issue for us. I don't drink full stop and enjoy my kids parties the same as DH who will have a beer. It's just a non issue for us but that's just my family and our view on it, if we had it somewhere where there was no alcohol people would still come and enjoy it. No one gets drunk or messy. We are not a family of alcoholics or with deep seeded issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    I am saying we allow alcohol, I have no doubt we would enjoy our childs birthday without it but as we don't mind it being there it's not an issue for us. I don't drink full stop and enjoy my kids parties the same as DH who will have a beer. It's just a non issue for us but that's just my family and our view on it, if we had it somewhere where there was no alcohol people would still come and enjoy it. No one gets drunk or messy. We are not a family of alcoholics or with deep seeded issues.
    Then whats the issue? she said for those than CANT enjoy the party without alcohol they have a problem, and shes right. If you cant go 2 hours at a kids party without drinking you have a problem.

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    god i hate this.
    I am the same as you..I am not a big drinker and am quite happy with a soft drink.

    At DS's party we made a non alcoholic cocktail and served that. it was yummy.

    Be confident in your own decision. I let people drink at a BBQ but not at kids parties. i am looking after peoples kids not drunk adults!

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    I just don't understand why it's needed?... but I guess my deep seeded issues on the subject are why I feel that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    I am saying we allow alcohol, I have no doubt we would enjoy our childs birthday without it but as we don't mind it being there it's not an issue for us. I don't drink full stop and enjoy my kids parties the same as DH who will have a beer. It's just a non issue for us but that's just my family and our view on it, if we had it somewhere where there was no alcohol people would still come and enjoy it. No one gets drunk or messy. We are not a family of alcoholics or with deep seeded issues.
    Are you being deliberately obtuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    If you can't enjoy a childs birthday, relax and socialise without alcohol, then you have a drinking problem IMO.
    I said if you can't. I never said if you do.

    Like I said, don't misrepresent what I've said.

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    I am not being obtuse I just have a different opinion and view, I'm not misrepresenting anyone or anything. Nevermind.
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    Why do people assume that someone having a drink or two at a child's party = looking after drunken idiots?

    I have many, many friends with children and been to loads of kids' parties. I can not ever remember anybody getting so drunk they needed someone to look after them because they couldn't look after themselves?

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    I guess thats the point Big Red..
    if you have people like that then you would probably be way more calm about it.

    I have family that have addiction issues and cannot have just one..so for me just one beer = drunken idiots!

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    I'm going against the grain too.

    We serve alcohol at our kid's parties, and most parties we go to they do the same. We might buy a couple of bottles of wine and a carton of beer for everyone to share. Usually theres a fair bit left over. No-one ever brings their own as its not a p!ss up, just having a glass of wine at a bbq rather than a soft drink type thing.

    We have only started doing this since have become civilised and moved to Melbourne , before that in our home town we NEVER served alcohol, because if we did, one carton would never be enough, and it would inevitably end up as a big drinking session for the adults (as it does back home) which isn't my idea of a good kid's party.

    I think that it is completely fair not to serve alcohol and to request that its alcohol free (I'd just say it straight out or put it on the invites). But I also think its fine to have alcohol if you want, its not indicitive of an alcohol problem.

    In fact, I'd probably go so far as to say people who DON'T have problems with alcohol can enjoy a beer at a kids party without it being an issue. When there are problem drinkers or binge drinkers around one beer will never be just one, and thats when it causes issues and best not to have it there at all. Thats how it is my experience anyway.


 

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