My DH is very anti-alcohol at kids parties and I've always been a bit of a fence sitter with this issue until my eldest daughters birthday party (5th bday) this year. I cracked a bottle of champagne, to celebrate my getting a job and shared it between 4 people, so 1-ish glass each, but then everyone else cracked out the full strength beer, bourbon, scotch etc and I was SO angry There is a huge difference between a glass of champers and several cans/mugs of hard liquor and whilst no one got completely sh!tfaced, the focus certainly was no longer on the kids
NEVER again will I allow alcohol at a kids party.
I agree with a PP LemonHead, put "No alcohol please" on the invitation. If it upsets ppl then they don't have to come.
I'd write on the invites please understand as children are around we would prefer no drinking thanks or something similar I too don't like drinking at kids parties
As for other fun drinks.... well I can't think of any fun drinks apart from a good wine lol.
The second part of my post - which you didn't quote -But certainly not when it's kids only or a party designed just for kids
I don't think it's very fair for people to deem alcohol at children's parties 'inappropriate' (as a few have said).
Some people enjoy a glass of wine or beer. I think it all depends on context. At DD's birthday party the balance was heavily in favour of adults, and the party continued after she had gone to bed. No one was drunk, and everyone enjoyed themselves in a civilised way.
If it was a 10am party at an adventure park, then maybe a cup of tea would be more suitable...
Depends on context, and up to the individual, but I don't think there is anything intrinsically inappropriate about it.
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I also have heavily adult dominated parties and request no drinking and I've been very peeved when people have ignored this and they haven't received invites the next year tbh. If it's requested you abstain for a day why is that so bad?
Just looking for clarity- why is it inappropriate? Im talking someone having a single glass of wine or a beer?
Because the latter I'll agree with an support you 100%
But I'd take offense if you mean you think my choices with my family have been inappropriate.
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