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    Hi guys!

    So, I'm trying to organise DF's 40th and I desperately need ideas.

    We're looking at about 100 guests (70 adults, 30 babies and kids). I was hoping to stick to a budget of around $1500-$2000 but that looks near impossible!

    We're happy to pay for food but adults will need to pay for their own drinks (our families have the tendency to get reaalllyyy ugly messy when there's an open bar, we're hoping alcohol consumption will be restricted when they have to pay for their own drinks! lol)

    Anyone have any idea of venues in Sydney with cheap/affordable food?

    Preferably somewhere central and close to public transport, but if affordable enough I'll consider going anywhere.

    No one we know has a backyard suitable either, or I would have considered self-catering.

    If need be I'll consider slashing the guest list too, but if I can find a way to make it work as it is that'd be great!

    Thank you!

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    Could you hire a hall and that way you could do your own catering? That way you can set up an area for the kids and you can tailor requirements. That way others can "chip in" with the catering too.
    Central sydney is unfortunately notoriously pricey. Alternatively, you could slash the list and do things in more style.
    What would your dp enjoy? Stuff what you think you "should do" and make sure dp and you are happy.
    Hope others can come up with more ideas! Good luck

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    I hadn't considered hiring a hall... Hmmm...

    DF is pretty laid back, he just wants food, drinks, and to spend time with family and friends.

    The only reason we were thinking in the city was because our family and friends live all over Sydney, so we thought it might be central for everybody, but I'm starting to get the feeling that it might be a bit out of reach.

    I'm going to go through the guest list again with DF, see if we can cut it down.

    Thanks!

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    What about a local RSL? Some do great food, ours in Miranda ( south Sydney) Is excellent.

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    I've just had a better idea... Barefoot bowls.. Some Bowles clubs even let you bring in your own food and provide a BBQ for use. Great if there's lots of kids too.

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    Hey barefoot bowls, that's a fun idea!

    I don't suppose you know which clubs let you bring in food?

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    I've been to a barefoot bowls party in Padstow where the hosts brought their own food and cooked a sausage sizzle on the bowls club BBQ. Our local bowls club has a BBQ too that you can cook your own food on too in Taren Point

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    Default 40th birthday venue/food/everything ideas?

    Is it realistic to find a place that would cater for $25 per head?

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    Default 40th birthday venue/food/everything ideas?

    Found a place with 6 pieces of finger food for $15.50/head. Would this be substantial enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithUnagi View Post
    Found a place with 6 pieces of finger food for $15.50/head. Would this be substantial enough?
    My 5 year olds would eat 6 pieces of finger food each and still be hungry!!


 

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