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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    If that's the case then they have certainly come a long way since I was in primary school Seriously, all ours were were cake stalls, lucky dips, the fishing game (that was always my favourite), white elephant stalls, book stalls, plant stalls and maybe something the kids had made that they tried to flog back to the parents.
    yeah mine were like that too growing up. Seriously though, I have only been to fetes in 'trendy" Melbourne suburbs, and they are like you afore mentioned. They had a 'dads band' was made of celebrity musicians that live in the area and other such guff. They usually continue well into the evening. They are quite fun.

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    Most school fetes I've been to have a bar area - only over 18's allowed in the area. Don't see a problem.

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    Default Re: Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    My child isn't school age, but I could see the appeal of hitting the bar at some inevitably long and boring event.

    However, I agree with pp that it normalises alcohol for kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    I don't mind others drinking alcohol (as long as they are doing it responsibly of course ie not drink driving). My concern is that I don't think it's appropriate at a school fete. Outside of school activities go for your life.
    I don't ever see alcohol as 'inappropriate'. How much consumed, yes, that's a different story. But alcohol as inappropriate? No, regardless of the environment.

    I'm not talking about having a big booze fest either, just for the record...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    yeah mine were like that too growing up. Seriously though, I have only been to fetes in 'trendy" Melbourne suburbs, and they are like you afore mentioned. They had a 'dads band' was made of celebrity musicians that live in the area and other such guff. They usually continue well into the evening. They are quite fun.
    I thought you must have been referring to inner Melbourne. Our school was north fitzroy and their fete rocked. Never saw alcohol there though but I guess I wasn't looking.

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    So every friday night, we have soccer night..

    It is down at the football club..
    they put a disco or movie on for the kids and all the adults socialise..
    The do a sausage sizzle and they have a bar..

    Its loovely.
    we all sit around and enjoy the few hours..

    My 10 year old plays soccer and my 8 year old watches the movie or disco and my 3 year old just hangs out with other 3 year olds..

    Every friday night.. we must be the drunks of sydney haha.

    Alexander Beetle, you should come!!!

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    I don't really see a problem if it's in a bar type area. If people were wandering around getting drunk it would be a different story.

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    I'm pretty sure it's illegal
    I'm not a fan of the idea but I'm not a drinker

    ETA. They need a license

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Have you ever travelled to Europe? Just curious
    Or America/Canada...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Me! Except for me I get excited about fairy floss and lucky dips... But would you believe the last fete I went to there were NO lucky dips!!! Infact, one mother at a stall commented "What's a lucky dip??"
    And gift baskets!! I remember each year level had an item that they could donate (Year 1's were soap, year 2's were jam etc) and they made them into freaking awesome gift baskets!


 

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