I don't expect it nor do I supply it. Most of my friends don't drink, the ones who do drink I tell them to BYO.
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20-02-2012 16:15 #83
I don't know where the back story for this thread is coming from..but I wouldn't leave my daughter with people I don't trust, whether or not they are drinking, period. Be it for whatever occasion.
I have a diverse social circle...some of my friends and I roll out the drinks when we are together, like a glass or 2 of wine..other friends don't drink at all, and I don't sit there thinking "oh wow, I really wish you were drinking because I don't know how to have fun without booze". I know a few problem drinkers, and I cut them out of my life. Nobody needs to be around that.
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20-02-2012 16:21 #84
Just think I should clarify. When I said I do expect it, I don't mean I expect it for me to drink but that alcohol will be present. I don't drink so it's mineral water for me but if I held a bbq I'd provide alcohol. However, I won't tolerate alcohol at a child's birthday party.
I don't get why some people see alcohol as such a bad thing.
20-02-2012 16:39 #85
I honestly don't mean to antagonise anyone here but I'm genuinely curious... If you brought your child to a kids party and saw a bottle of wine or two set out, you would turn around and take your child away, but how would you explain this to your child? I'm assuming you wouldn't say it was because there were adults there drinking wine? Or would you?
For those who said you also dont let your kids be around smoke, would you also turn around and take them home if there was an adult at the party smoking outside?
I'm honestly genuinely asking as I would never in a million years have thought this as an issue. I hate smoking as does DH but we don't mind friends doing it outside if they come round.
20-02-2012 16:45 #86
Yes if I saw alcohol at drop off then we would leave. If I found out after I would be beyond upset. If people were smoking well away from kids (at my house the parties are in the backyard behind the fence, any smokers would be banished to out near the letter box) I wouldn't make her leave, but if they were near the kids I would make her leave.
20-02-2012 16:47 #87
But what would you say to your child about why you were leaving? Assuming they are not a baby of course.
20-02-2012 16:54 #88
20-02-2012 17:08 #89
I've been served alcohol at every childrens birthday party i've ever been to. It hasn't been a 'getting on it' kind of thing, the crowd I generally associate with are all huge 'winos', so we enjoy a glass of vino on most occasions (a lot of them are European so for them it's a cultural thing as well).
20-02-2012 17:13 #90
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