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    Default Small 30th party - to supply alcohol or BYO?

    Hubby is turning 30 soon and we're having a small party at home with about 26 adults and 8 kids; immediate family and our closest friends. We will have a 2-3 week old baby at the time so it's going to be very casual and low key. We're getting it catered by a local restaurant with just pizza and pasta and I'll make a couple of salads and desserts. Just wondering if you were coming to a casual 30th if you'd expect alcohol to be provided or not? We'll let people know either way on the Facebook invite but just wondering what the expectation is.

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    In this case, I'd supply alcohol. At least a little bit

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    I would imagine alcohol would be supplied

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    I would expect to provide my own drinks, however I would also anticipate that the hosts would provide some beverages too.

    Perhaps just provide some beer and a couple of bottles of bubbly?

    I enjoy a few drinks in social settings, but I would never just turn up with no booze at the risk of the host not having what I like (I won't drink commercial beer or sweet wine for example).

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    I would supply some beer and wine, but wouldnt go overboard. I always bought my own drinks along to casual gatherings as i use to drink spirits and would never expected the host to supply. Have fun

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    Thanks everyone. Beer is easy, but wine is a bit challenging as everyone has such different tastes and I don't drink wine so have no knowledge of it. The girls / ladies won't drink much anyway so I guess I'll just get a few different types based on my mum and besties advice lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    I would expect to provide my own drinks, however I would also anticipate that the hosts would provide some beverages too.

    Perhaps just provide some beer and a couple of bottles of bubbly?

    I enjoy a few drinks in social settings, but I would never just turn up with no booze at the risk of the host not having what I like (I won't drink commercial beer or sweet wine for example).
    This is my expectation as well.

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    I wouldn't expect any alcohol to be provided.

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    I wouldn't expect alcohol. I would expect other beverages eg. Soft drinks, maybe a sumer punch, tea and coffee etc..

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    I think it depends what your friends normally do at parties? We always supply alcohol so I personally would provide it and so would most of our friends


 

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