...would you expect to have to pay for your drinks?
I'm trying to organise DH's 40th and have booked a lovely cocktail bar for the night. We can only afford to give everyone their first drink but I was hoping not to refer to this or to a paybar on the invites, because I think it looks really tacky . I'm hoping our guests will expect to have to pay and be nicely surprised by a welcome freebie. But I'd also hate for people to expect free drinks all night and be disappointed. What do you think??
This is so tricky. You're bound to have a misunderstanding one way or another. How about a jokey 'First one is on the birthday boy!' message on the invite? Are you providing nibbles and/or food?
I have to say,that if I was invited to a party and all I got was one drink,I'd be a bit pissed off and would actually be happier with a bit of a do at someone's house,to which of course I'd bring a few bottles.
(Intersted in this,because i'm thinking of something for my dh.)
Agree, I would try & make a joke out of it on the invite so that it was clear to everyone. Or put a 'Cocktail Token' on the invite ??
If it was me, I don't I would expect free drinks all night though (not unless you were millionaires !)
No were far from millionaires! But there will be some nibbles. Were doing it a bar because our house is much too small for a party and we go out so rarely nowadays I thought it might make a nice change - also no problem with noise, getting enough glasses, or clearing up after!
Now, next question... If we do it at the weekend it'll cost £175. If we do it on the Tuesday (his actual birthday) its free and we get a bigger/nicer room - will all our mates hate us for making them drink cocktails on a schoolnight?