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To be a bit narked about this party

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StrangeGlue Mon 15-Oct-12 12:17:45

oh my first AIBU....eek!

My friend and her sister are having a join 35th party. It's a train journey away (£72) and obviously I'll get her a present.

The invite has arrived and I have to take my own food and drink!

They both work and they're having the party in their well-off parents back garden (so no venue hire costs) so am I being unreasonable to think they could be supplying at least the food if not also the drink?

HumphreyCobbler Mon 15-Oct-12 12:18:48

I could not host a party and expect everyone to bring the food.

WelshMaenad Mon 15-Oct-12 12:19:57

Fuck that for a troupe of badgers.

Send her a card and a £10 Asda gift voucher and suggest she treats her guests to a bottle of Cava.

BumpingFuglies Mon 15-Oct-12 12:20:03

Drink yes, food no. Tight-arses

Ragwort Mon 15-Oct-12 12:20:11

Perhaps the food and drink is instead of a present? I have been invited to parties where it is specifically stated not to give gifts but donations of food/drink appreciated; however it is obviously difficult to lug a few bottles and a plate of sandwiches on a train ride grin.

You could always decline the invitation, doesn't sound much of a party to me !

StrangeGlue Mon 15-Oct-12 12:21:49

It doesn't say no presents on the invite though.

Ah, I'm in a grump about it to be honest but if I don't go I'm unlikely to see her for ages.

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 15-Oct-12 12:22:04

I think not doing food is odd. YANBU

LindyHemming Mon 15-Oct-12 12:24:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SugariceAndScary Mon 15-Oct-12 12:27:21

YANBU, how stingey!

A train ticket with food and booze on top, not sure I'd want to pay that much for a 35th party.

Will everyone need to line up to heat their own bought food in the microwave and oven? Perish the thought!

squoosh Mon 15-Oct-12 12:28:08

Tighter than a cat's bum hole.

Some people have such a feckin' cheek.

WorraLiberty Mon 15-Oct-12 12:28:28

Bloody hell what a tight pair!

I wonder if the birds have to bring their own water and seeds to the bird table? grin

fraserboysmum Mon 15-Oct-12 12:30:55

IMO you're right to be in a grump, i was the same a few years back when my SIL invited us to theirs for New Years ( a four hour drive away) ... when i offered to buy some booze to take with us she said " no, what i'll do is work out how much i've spent on food and alcohol while you've been with us as i want to push the boat out and so i'll send you the bill for half afterwards" some hospitality ! We didn't go in the end ....

lynniep Mon 15-Oct-12 12:31:04

thats just wierd. dont go.

StrangeGlue Mon 15-Oct-12 12:34:34

Fraser that is worse!

I just don't get it, I always lay on food and drink and assume big drinkers will bring extra if they want to.

It's the food that gets me really.

Ah good to vent!

HipHopOpotomus Mon 15-Oct-12 12:35:35

Providing guests with food at a party is pretty basic behaviour. They sound v tight. I probably wouldn't go unless it was a really fun crowd.

Is it food to share? (have image of each guest wearing a backpack with their own bottle and bags of crips in) grin

starfishmummy Mon 15-Oct-12 12:37:36

Party in the garden at this time of year?????
they must be mad!

StrangeGlue Mon 15-Oct-12 12:39:50

Yes the invite says to wear warm clothes! I'm hoping I'm allowed inside to the loo!

HipHopOpotomus Mon 15-Oct-12 12:40:55

they've probably spent the food budget on portaloos!

TheOneWithTheHair Mon 15-Oct-12 12:41:29

It gets stranger by the second. It sounds miserable to me. sad
Don't bother going.

Alligatorpie Mon 15-Oct-12 12:42:38

Doesn't sound like much if a party. I would probably come down with a last minute illness ( cause i am a wimp and wouldn't want to tell her why I wasn't coming)

Alligatorpie Mon 15-Oct-12 12:42:53


Mypopcornface Mon 15-Oct-12 12:45:56

Get sick and don't go.

squeaver Mon 15-Oct-12 12:49:12

I'm curious to know what the invitation said. Was it as blatant as "please bring your own food and drink"?

You'd think they could stretch to a few bags of Hula Hoops, wouldn't you?

Littlemissimpatient Mon 15-Oct-12 12:51:59

I'd make an excuse, send her a card and suggest you both go out for dinner one night near you or somewhere half way

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Mon 15-Oct-12 12:53:19

YANBU, they are basically having an outside house party in the freezing cold hmm I'd decline the invitation.

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