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    Nope I don't expect alcohol with friends unless it's been said but with family yes I expect alcohol. I don't drink often it's been a few years. Can't remember.

    ETA- if dd was invited to a kids party and she was at an age I felt comfortable to drop and run and I realized there was alcohol and most adults were drinking to get drunk or already drunk I would either offer to stay or not stay and take dd home. I would also find that irresponsible.
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    Yes i totally expect it. We always have it & privide it. Drinking is what we do in our family & friends!

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    I don't drink anymore so I don't expect it or need it.


    If its there for the other guests fine, if not whatever , I don't care either way.

    I have been to birthday parties where adults were drinking and it never occurred to me to be upset? But I have never seen an adult drunk at a child's party either..

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    I wouldn't serve or expect alcohol at an older kids b'day party where kids outnumber adults, but at a 1/2/3 b'day where for us it normally just family and really close friends I would have no problem!

    But if took my either of DD's to party where I as expected to leave them then no I dont think it would be appropriate . And too would take them and leave.

    As for BBQ/dinner party I would probably expect it by wouldn't be bothered if it wasn't offered. I usually have wine in the house and am generally happy to offer it!

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    I neither expect nor don't expect alcohol to be there.

    I can take it or leave it and see no problem with adults having a couple of glasses of wine or a couple of beerst at a social function that is not specifically held for children.

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    Depends on the nature of the get-together.

    Party, BBQ, wedding, celebration, dinner, family gathering, etc. - Yes.

    Netball match, meeting at cafe/ coffee shop, cinema - No.

    So I guess that means that I do normally expect it. It is very much the norm amongst the people I know (friends and family). A lot of us consider ourselves to be amateur wine buffs, and we love to explore wineries and compare different bottles, etc.

    I don't have any problem with a civilised glass of wine/ champagne at any sort of gathering.

    I would think it odd if I went to a dinner party/ other party and there was no wine, but that's just because I have never once had that happen.

    I always provide wine/ champagne, and will take a bottle when I go to someone's house for an evening. Our friends/ family all do the same. We don't tend to have too much in the way of other drinks, but we will always provide beer and wine if we are hosting.

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    I don't drink alcohol, so no, I don't expect it.

    If I have an 'adult' gathering, I don't think to have alcohol supplied, however DH will.

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    I think it also depends on what the occasion is like a wedding or something along those lines then yes I would expect alcohol to be there. If I'm going to a friends house for a get together if my DH or I want to drink we will bring a bottle of something. If we do not want to drink we bring a bottle of soft drink. We aren't big drinkers and I wouldn't expect alcohol to be at certain things. If we are hosting we have beer and wine in the fridge to offer people just out of general courtesy to our guests but each to their own

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    Yes I would expect it, unless it was a child's birthday party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    Depends on the nature of the get-together.

    Party, BBQ, wedding, celebration, dinner, family gathering, etc. - Yes.

    Netball match, meeting at cafe/ coffee shop, cinema - No.

    So I guess that means that I do normally expect it. It is very much the norm amongst the people I know (friends and family). A lot of us consider ourselves to be amateur wine buffs, and we love to explore wineries and compare different bottles, etc.

    I don't have any problem with a civilised glass of wine/ champagne at any sort of gathering.

    I would think it odd if I went to a dinner party/ other party and there was no wine, but that's just because I have never once had that happen.

    I always provide wine/ champagne, and will take a bottle when I go to someone's house for an evening. Our friends/ family all do the same. We don't tend to have too much in the way of other drinks, but we will always provide beer and wine if we are hosting.
    As usual, I completely agree with you.

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