My son has his first birthday party coming up soon and we are having a picnic lunch in a park with lots of family and friends attending. We are providing all the food and soft drinks. On the invites I have asked people to bring their own chair or rug to sit on. Do u think I need to ask them to byo alcoholic drinks? Would u expect it at a kids birthday party?
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19-09-2013 09:38 #1
Alcohol at kids party
19-09-2013 09:48 #2
I wouldn't expect booze to be provided at a kids birthday picnic lunch, so no, I don't think you need to ask them to BYO.
19-09-2013 09:50 #3
Nope I wouldn't expect it. I've been through my alcohol phase, and now I'm almost a totally sober (but still awesome) person.
To me, I think children's party- why need alcohol? BUT- my opinion on alcohol is heavily swayed by dp and his family and friends. Two of his sibling are recovering addicts... And a bare minimum of his friends can enjoy a drink without the need for getting drunk as a skunk. In fact, I stopped drinking when I met dp, as it was a total turn off.
Sorry, a bit OT there, but just explaining why I would never expect nor serve alcohol at kids parties
19-09-2013 09:50 #4
No and especially not in a park tbh.
I might expect the party giver to supply some water and maybe a few softies but not alcohol.
19-09-2013 09:53 #5
Nope I don't think you need to say byo or provide any alcohol.
If people want to, they might bring along a bottle of wine for one glass but it's a kids birthday party, you don't need to provide booze.
19-09-2013 09:59 #6
All the kids parties ive been to have been BYO apart from one, which was at a park and were friends that don't drink. You have to be careful at parks anyways as some don't allow alcohol.
19-09-2013 09:59 #7
Just as a note some council have rules about alcohol in public parks.
I would hate it if I turned up to a park for a party and there was alcohol. It just not the place for it IMO.
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19-09-2013 10:02 #8Senior Member
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Maybe I'm a bit diff but ye I kind of think some beer and white wine is obligatory.
If it were a kids party where most adults just kind of dropped off the kids then obviously no, not necessary. But it's always nice to have a social drink at a picnic or 1st bday. Doesn't mean every one gets very p1ssed.
Anyways just another opinion!
19-09-2013 10:03 #9Senior Member
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nope I wouldn't provide it. I don't think alcohol and babies/toddlers/children in the park need to mix. everyone in the park should feel comfortable.
19-09-2013 10:06 #10Senior Member
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I wouldn't mention it.
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