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.

equisiy Fri 22-Nov-13 16:55:25

Another reply which is good to hear MrsTaraPlumbing. DS thinks I am only one who thinks this way.

Dollybird86 Fri 22-Nov-13 16:57:35

Booze and condoms! If my little brother is anything to go by!

dexter73 Fri 22-Nov-13 18:48:19

He could always take some weed wink.

Wuldric Fri 22-Nov-13 21:24:09

I have learned that the teen dream drink is Smirnov Ice. I do not know what this is but it must involve vodka and water or something. At any rate it is cheaper than a bottle of wine so it figures to be less alcoholic than that. Six teens slurping a bottle, maybe two of Smirnov Ice.

It's not exactly rebellion, is it? I asked DD if she needed any (erm) things. She went beetroot red and said she didn't. Should I buy her some condoms anyway? Or not?

RiverSongsCervix Fri 22-Nov-13 21:28:38

Whatever he'll drink.
DD is 15 and doesn't like booze ad talen a 2 litre bottle of cherryade.

Travelledtheworld Fri 22-Nov-13 23:18:17

In some states in the USA you could be sent to jail for buying alcohol for under 21's, or hosting a party in your home where alcohol is served to underage teens.

lia66 Fri 22-Nov-13 23:24:10

4 bottles of coors for ds last week. He's 16.

We've all been there, just have the safe drinking chat, safe sex chat, make sure they've eaten something do I'd send crisps etc too. X

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 22-Nov-13 23:30:19

Even these days they can manage to buy alcohol from some where, if not then what ever he does drink also snacks

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 22-Nov-13 23:33:40

Smirnoff ice is an alcopop vodka, lime soda fruit juice and suger I think. Not very high in alcohol

Monty27 Fri 22-Nov-13 23:35:51

If ds says nothing, then I'd give him soft drinks and coke (yeh I know) or whatever soft drinks he likes. Don't encourage alcohol if its not even on his radar. He may be home early smile

Monty27 Fri 22-Nov-13 23:37:10

I meant crisps and soft drinks NOT COKE! (I was thinking cans of coke although I don't really approve of that either) lol pmsl oh the irony shock

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 22-Nov-13 23:38:16

Wuldric, how old is she? Teens can get a c card (I think its called) which they take yo certain places and get free condoms. I haven't asked where but my sons had one for years so I assume they talk to them about it at school

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 22-Nov-13 23:39:22

And here comes monty, handing out the coke grin

usualsuspect Fri 22-Nov-13 23:40:02

It's not illegal for under 18s to drink at home

BackforGood Sat 23-Nov-13 00:01:04

I think the big range of ages is blurring things a bit.
My ds didn't start going to house parties where there might have been alcohol until the 6th form, so 16/17.
I have a 15 yr old and she doesn't go to parties involving alcohol. Moving into 6th form makes a BIG difference IME.

AllDirections Sat 23-Nov-13 00:14:39

DD1 is 17 and she'd take crisps and soft drinks. If she did want to take alcohol I've been saving the bottles of low alcohol wine that I bought by mistake grin but she's not bothered about alcohol yet

out2lunch Sat 23-Nov-13 00:22:51

let him decide

he can take whatever he feels comfortable with even if its nothing

Cerisier Sat 23-Nov-13 03:13:56

DD18 might take cider, which is her tipple of choice. Or she might take a cake she has made or crisps and nibbles. The boys usually take along beer, pizza and crisps. Sometimes a bottle of vodka will appear as one of her girl friends likes it, but most of them aren't big drinkers.

Nerfmother Sat 23-Nov-13 08:05:38

Friends dd is 14 and they have negotiated one alcopop and then lager.
I almost fell off my chair.

Kazzyv Sat 23-Nov-13 08:59:38

Legally I think it is illegal to buy alcohol for an under 18 - but not illegal to give a 16 year old drink. Drinking at this age at home is not illegal. I think it's inky illegal to give a child under 5 alcohol !
Re original question - take what they want to drink ( otherwise there may not be anything!)

AngryBuddha Sat 23-Nov-13 09:34:30

My 16 DS takes bottle of coke. He doesn't like alcohol.

He discovered the coke comes in handy with girls who only bring Spirits!!!

Mine would take one bottle of fruit cider. If no alcohol then a bottle of cola is fine.

EXTERMINATEpeppa Sat 23-Nov-13 14:19:09

vodkkkaaaaagrin grin

I joke-beer will sufficesmile

EXTERMINATEpeppa Sat 23-Nov-13 14:22:02

oh the smirnoff ice comment made me cackle!!grin grin

noddyholder Sat 23-Nov-13 14:22:52

Beers and cigarette papers

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