I don't mind adults having a few, without getting drunk. But DH's family pretty much always end up sh!tfaced, and that's when I have a problem with it.
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07-11-2011 10:45 #21
07-11-2011 10:47 #22
Well the 2 people in my or my partner's family who have drinking problems are sober and in AA. I don't have a problem with people having 1 or 2 drinks at a kid's party. Two of my daughter's 3 birthdays have been at a playcentre or a park, and one at home. People only drank at the one at home as there was no alcohol at the others. Nobody I know would drink themselves stupid at a child's birthday anyway and cause a scene. The parties are over and done with within 3 hours maximum. I have always supplied alcohol at the birthday parties at home. I bought 6 bottles of wine and a carton of beer for my son's first birthday that we had here and ended up giving all the wine away to people as we don't drink it, and there's still loads of corona in our fridge left over from my son's party that was in July. I hardly think we have a drinking problem
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07-11-2011 10:51 #24
I'm okay with it but if anyone was to get absolutely rancid then I would have a problem. I don't drink myself (maybe once or twice a year) and if I do it's purely for complimenting my meal or toasting for special occasions. I don't really understand the whole drinking to get drunk thing. Maybe in my childless early 20's but now I'm a bit over it.
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I agree BlissedOut, if you honestly struggle to do 2 hours without alcohol there is bigger issues there.
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07-11-2011 10:55 #26
I would have an issue if anyone got drunk at a kid's party but having alcohol present doesn't offend me. Each to their own.
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07-11-2011 10:58 #27
At my nephew's party this year in January (he turned 1), there was a range of wine and beers available, provided by my sister and BIL. Funny thing is not many people drank much and they had heaps left, the guests just aren't the p!ss head types! It was a beautiful day at a park and everyone was very civilised, I guess my family is just like that, we know how to enjoy a drink or two without overdoing it. Plus, half the people there were the designated drivers so they didn't want to drink and drive.
But OP if you don't want alcohol at future parties, maybe state on the invites "No Alcohol please"...? How would they respond to that?
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07-11-2011 11:04 #30
I loathe it, but for the same reasons as you LH. Just don't think alcohol is required at kids parties, but then I've pretty funny about the whole subject of alcohol full stop. There are people I know that get loaded at their kids bday parties and I think, surely you could have drank the other 22 hours in that day?? I don't so much have an issue with parents consuming sensible amounts for a family BBQ, but for a party for a child, no No judgments intended there though, just how I feel
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