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what do people normally take when they go to a party? booze wise

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nvj Mon 17-Aug-09 00:07:19

so am having a party at the weekend and am a bit conscious of our budget.. wanted to do something for my birthday but figured everyone skint and going out costs a small fortune these days so decided to have small ish (20-25 people - all adults) party at home. am having a theme and should be a good night but i can't remember the last time i went to a party (getting old!) but i know i would take some booze with me.. is that the general consensus? will people bring some beers/wine etc as i don't think i can afford to buy all the booze to cater for everyone for the whole night!! oops!
i didn't specify bring a bottle on the invite but should I have? can i send an email out now or is that a bit rude and patronising?!!
anyone?!

KembleTwins Mon 17-Aug-09 00:08:38

Think it would be enormously rude to turn up to a party without booze.

cornsillk Mon 17-Aug-09 00:15:37

Most people would bring something surely. Can you get cheap boxes of wine in Aldi or Lidl?

hambler Mon 17-Aug-09 00:19:27

YES assuming you are in the UK it is def the norm to take booze to a party. .
If I were hosting a party of that size I would buy a case of (12) beer and get supermarket 3 for a tenner on wine - probably 6 each of white and red. ie I would spend about £50 on booze, plus coke, lemonade and fruit juice.

In my experience I am always left with more wine that I started with! Of course wine keeps for a long time so this is not a problem.

KissMyAssDailyMailcentreplus Mon 17-Aug-09 00:21:40

Just say bring a bottle or box...everyone knows times are hard..it wouldn't offend me!,,you would probably get a good brandy!...lol{grn]

Clary Mon 17-Aug-09 00:31:38

I don't drink so I usually take food to my book group.

But even I would take a bottle of wine to a party at someone's home, yes.

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Mon 17-Aug-09 00:58:10

2l of frosty jacks

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