izzywhizzyletsgetbusy · 27/04/2011 01:55
It should only be cause for concern if there's going to be phwoar male strippers or pole/lap-dancing lessons as part of the entertainment.
With luck your DC(s) will return to the fold with a selection of delicious recipes for delectable juices to which you can add the tipple of your choice after they're safely in the land of Nod.
In the Book of Good Parenting this is about as good as it gets.
hairfullofsnakes · 27/04/2011 06:50
Oh yes, great idea, let's all introduce kids to the idea that you have to drink to have a great time (yes yes I know it's not actually alcohol but the idea is to mimic alcohol isn't it) and that's what's important
So what a great idea
A totally stupid idea in my opinion and another example of why there is such a binge drink problem in this country
FriedEggyAndSlippery · 27/04/2011 06:59
I think it's a great idea. I do see snakes' point about the implication of alcohol = good time though. I'm just not sure how much impact that'd have compared to all other influences. Hopefully the children would just see it as a bit of a laugh mixing fruit.
gillybean2 · 27/04/2011 07:04
Agree with hairfullofsnakes. If they made it a beach party at which there happened to be 'mocktails' then maybe that'd be different. But to make the whole theme of the party about drinking... . Will this same child will be having a binge drinking party for their 18th.
And as to the fruit side of it... My ds (in a group of others) made a 'fruit cocktail' at a school sleepover. They were then judged to see which tasted the best. The vast majority were made almost entirely of fizzy drinks. They came second with a combination of coke, lemonade and lime cordial. That doesn't seem very healthy to me.
seeker · 27/04/2011 11:34
We did this for dd's year 6 leavers party. I wanted to pre-empt the hideous "prom" idea, so we had a posh party so the girls could still dress up. We set up lots of little tables with umbrellas and some of the dads dressed up as waiters. There were proper cocktail menus and lots of fancy glasses and stuff. And a live jazz band.
Huge fun had by all - includidn the dads being waiters!
squeakytoy · 27/04/2011 13:39
let's all introduce kids to the idea that you have to drink to have a great time (yes yes I know it's not actually alcohol but the idea is to mimic alcohol isn't it) and that's what's important
How about it is a great idea that shows you dont NEED alcohol to enjoy a drink and have a good time...
I like non-alcoholic cocktails, and on holiday, me and 5yr old grandaughter will happily get the same drinks...
RubberDuck · 27/04/2011 13:59
I think it's a fab idea for a party.
I remember going to the National Eisteddfod with a friend when I was about 14 and there was a tent which served non-alcoholic cocktails which we thought was awesome! It felt so grown-up and sophisticated, but in reality quite wholesome and responsible. Quite sweet when I look back at it
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