what does a teenager (16) take to a party these days?

(58 Posts)
equisiy Fri 22-Nov-13 16:04:24

cans of soft drink? Big bag of crisps? DS thinks nothing.

PuppyMonkey Fri 22-Nov-13 16:05:19

Booze grin

Alcohol - if someone will buy it for them. We dot end to buy some for ds3 when he goes to a party, because then we know what he's drinking.

equisiy Fri 22-Nov-13 16:14:20

Not the answer I was hoping for! DS can't drink - meds. The age group will be 14-17 but I guess you will all still say alcohol. Cans of cola look pathetic?

ChasingSquirrels Fri 22-Nov-13 16:16:08

I was going to say booze, but given your 2nd post he should take some of whatever he wants to drink - to ensure that there is something he can drink.

Bowlersarm Fri 22-Nov-13 16:16:57

Booze. But if not, probably nothing?

purplewithred Fri 22-Nov-13 16:17:29

Nothing if not booze. But may be sensible to take something he can drink.

SirChenjin Fri 22-Nov-13 16:20:33

Alcohol - bought by parents with said teen in tow so that you can have a discussion about safe drinking levels and ABV content which they will probably ignore when one of their mates brother's buys them vodka, but you know what happened when I found out don't you, DS1

Rascalls3 Fri 22-Nov-13 16:24:09

This post made me smile. At a similar age I suggested I could get my daughter, as a treat, a pack of J20 to take to a party. I still remember the look of horror on her face! Sadly only booze (and condoms!) is deemed acceptable party supplies.

BackforGood Fri 22-Nov-13 16:28:51

Oh well, my ds must be really uncool then - he tends to go out and buy a big bottle of coke or tano or something - I've instilled in them it's polite to take something if someone is hosting a party.
When he was 16 we let him have a couple of cans of cider a few times, but he's not really bothered by beer or cider, so he's happier with the pop. (He's 17 now, and plenty of his friends turning 18)

SirChenjin Fri 22-Nov-13 16:31:27

Condoms??? shock

usualsuspect Fri 22-Nov-13 16:32:26

Wkds or fruit cider.

But if he can only drink pop,it's ok for him to take a bottle of coke.

equisiy Fri 22-Nov-13 16:32:37

BackforGood you have restored my hope grin

Do appreciate all MNetters responses.

equisiy Fri 22-Nov-13 16:33:52

usualsuspect trying to convince him it's okay to take bottle of coke as I type.

Wuldric Fri 22-Nov-13 16:34:04

Mine has a party on Friday and a party on Saturday. She is taking booze to both. This has been carefully negotiated. What we have not carefully negotiated is the amount of booze and the quality thereof. Is a can of cider okay, do you think? She is thinking a bottle of bubbly.

usualsuspect Fri 22-Nov-13 16:36:20

Not many teenagers like bubbly I don't think.

There are some lovely fruit ciders around now.

ExcuseTypos Fri 22-Nov-13 16:37:05

I used to get dd lots of food, crisps etc and muffins. Anything to soak up the alcohol which she assured me she wouldn't drinkhmm.

I didn't ever buy alcohol for them ot take to parties. It's illegal for a start and I didn't want to add to all the bottles that would be there anyway.

It's on the news today actually that they want to significantly increase fines for parents/adults buying alcohol for under 18s.

Quoteunquote Fri 22-Nov-13 16:37:24

red bull?

SirChenjin Fri 22-Nov-13 16:38:10

I would say a 2/3 cans (of the weak stuff) - parties tend to last for a few hours. What kind of bubbly is she thinking of?

Eastwickwitch Fri 22-Nov-13 16:39:25

All the teens around here drink cider. 4 cans of whatever's on offer. If he doesn't drink some cans of Coke would be welcome.
And yes to ensuring they're alcohol aware.

ZombieMonkeyButler Fri 22-Nov-13 16:40:39

DS1 is 16 and off out to "meet mates" this evening. He's taking £10 with him - if he can buy it, he can have it! (Knowing full well he will not be able to buy alcohol without ID - which he doesn't have) wink

sandyballs Fri 22-Nov-13 16:40:46

Oh dear, I just want to freeze my DDs at 12. I know I was boozing at parties at 16 but I don't want them to be.

waikikamookau Fri 22-Nov-13 16:42:02

energy drink sounds a good compromise, if your dc can drink that op?

my dd wanted vodka, but i got her fruit cidar, which made her happy.

If we choose for our teenage children to drink alcohol in our own homes that is up to us but I would be most unhappy to find alcohol supplied at a party for this age group 14-17. Either by the host or by other guests.

I know I'm not the only one with such (puritanical) views as my friends think the same.... may be if it was just 16-17 year old perhaps.

Similarly when I have young people visiting my house I not let them watch films classified above their age or play video games with certificate above their age - unless I have prior consent from the parents.

SirChenjin Fri 22-Nov-13 16:54:14

I don't think there will be 14 year olds at this party - will there? confused Tbh, I think there is quite a big difference between 14 and 17 year olds. I certainly wouldn't have been happy with either of the teens being provided with alcohol at 14, but now that DS is 16 and going to parties with 16/17 year olds I'm a bit more relaxed about it.

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