15 year old house party - take a present?

(17 Posts)
sunnydayeveryday Sat 14-Dec-19 12:16:40

My daughter has only started clicking with friends since being in year 10, so I’m unsure of teen party etiquette!

She’s off to a house party for her friend tonight, she’ll be 15. It’s not a small, best friend only type party, so I’m expecting a lot of kids (and yes I’m aware of the issues that go with this and have chatted to my DD!) but my question is...... does she turn up with a present?

Obviously as an adult I’d not dream of turning up without a present.... but do teens do the same? And what would she take?!

Thank you!

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ClaireDendie Sat 14-Dec-19 14:41:32

Bottle of Bacardi grin

Obviously joking, but it's not really a 'thing' for house parties for my teen DC's.

EpcotForever Sat 14-Dec-19 14:45:21

No don't take a present.

BigSandyBalls2015 Sat 14-Dec-19 14:46:08

Blimey what are her parents thinking .... carnage grin

Freeshavocado Sat 14-Dec-19 14:46:49

Definitely no present

NoSquirrels Sat 14-Dec-19 14:48:28

It's just a gathering, right, not a birthday party?

No present if so.

Be on standby ...

mcmen05 Sat 14-Dec-19 14:51:46

No present . Be prepared for some drinking smoking and boys. Hope she enjoys 😀


followthestardis Sat 14-Dec-19 14:52:48

is mad dog 20/20 still a thing? grin

snowybaubles Sat 14-Dec-19 14:54:22

No they do t take presents. More likely a half bottle or a couple of cans

snowybaubles Sat 14-Dec-19 14:54:34


Casander Sat 14-Dec-19 14:55:00

@followthestardis oh god, that stuff still gives me nightmares grin

PrincessHoneysuckle Sat 14-Dec-19 14:55:20

Vodka and johnnys

JustDanceAddict Sat 14-Dec-19 23:47:01

If she’s a good friend she can give her a present at school.

Daddylonglegs1965 Sun 15-Dec-19 10:13:44

No present to party especially if more of a gathering have a chat beforehand, cross your fingers, hope she enjoys it (stays safe) and be on stand by.

BackforGood Mon 16-Dec-19 00:03:19

If I'd been in time, I'd agree with everyone else to no present.
My teens would sometimes take a big bag of snacks / crisps / tube of Pringles type thing which usually went down well.

Di it all go well ? smile

PegasusReturns Mon 16-Dec-19 00:07:41

Birthday party yes, otherwise not.

DD 15 had a party this month for her birthday. Everyone brought a gift of some sort from bags of sweets to much more extravagant.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 16-Dec-19 00:09:26

is mad dog 20/20 still a thing?


What do the yoot get messed up on now and can't smell for want of vomiting?

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