(Closed) Hey, not everyone is 21! Oops

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@FutureWife517:  

We’re planning on doing a spa day – facials/manicures/pedicures & then getting all dolled up and going to a nice dinner.  We’ll probably have a few drinks at dinner but it won’t be outrageous and the day/evening won’t be focused around alchohol. 

Maybe something along those lines might work for your group too?  That way some can still drink but your underage guests won’t feel completely left out.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did a very small, initimate get-together for a BBQ at my MOH’s house. You could drink if you want, stay there all night, whatever you wanted to do. I loved it because I am not a drinker and I don’t have a lot of friends either, or at least people I would invite to a bachlorette party.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@FutureWife517:  I’ve never really been outside my province (Quebec) since I moved to Canada, but I HIGHLY doubt that any province is completely “dirty”. If you go to a relatively (for Canada) large city at a slighly upscale bar or lounge, I can’t imagine any 19 year olds would be present, and at least everyone will be able to have fun.

As I remember from my pre-21 visits to the US, it SUCKS to be the only one who can’t drink, even if it’s just with dinner at a restaurant. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@arathella:  I also thought calling Canada dirty was an interesting comment! I mean, i’m from Vancouver, and it’s typical big city, but I’d never say it’s significantly dirtier than anywhere else…

OP – what exactly is near you?  London?  If you drove a little farther into Toronto proper, you should be able to find a higher end club that might not attract the barely 19 crowd.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@arathella:  I think she means the bars in Windsor (which is right over the Detroit river, into Canada) are dirty. Which I completely agree with. They are made basically for underage metro Detroiters to go over and get sloppy.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

yuck…i agree right over the bridge is very imdustrialized and dirty. but so is detroit. ive never been far into canada but the bars i saw werent appealing. and lets face it…lake erie is gross. unless yoiu have a.private party and slip a few 😉 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Go out for adult fun without her, and then do something with everyone another time.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@FutureWife517:  how interesting to read a comment from someone who lives in the same state that houses the cesspool known as Detroit label an entire country based on their experiences in one city. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah, OP, maybe you could try not insulting all the Canadians with your post. Why don’t you just say “a lot of underage people from Detroit go across the border to get drunk”? You don’t have to insult Canada itself. In the future, please try to be a little more considerate.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@tallierand:  +1(000000) Wink

 

Very offensive to call a country dirty, (especially seeing as it has a reputation of being very clean). If you are in fact referring to the bars that are on the border, then be more specific in your post. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@FutureWife517: Be careful how you phrase things on here, being one of many Canadian Bees, I take serious offence to you calling my country dirty. I’ve been to Flynt, and it’s no fairytale city either. A little tact on your part would have saved this whole post from being hijacked by pissed Canucks. 


Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

while I’m not engaged yet, I have been dreaming of having an adult slumber party, renting a suite or two rooms and staying up late, watching movies, drinking, etc no age limit there!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had the same issue.

We got a limo, drank in the limo (the driver didn’t check ID or anything, but he didn’t need to since the underage girl wasn’t paying), and then went to eat at a nice restuarant. Then, we went to a karaoke bar (with private rooms) that said it was okay to have our friend there as long as she wasn’t drinking. 

It was great! And we all dressed up, too 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Let’s hopefully get the conversation back on track and recognise that the OP most likely meant that bars generally frequented by 19 year olds are dirty. Not the whole of Canada. Has no one here ever said anything that was/could have been misinterpreted?

Anyway, OP, I’m planning on not having any drinking at all at my hen’s night. I’m going to have a pregnant bridesmaid, another one of the invited ladies will be breastfeeding at that time, and I barely drink, so alcohol is off bounds. I’m thinking we’ll play laser tag and go out for dinner somewhere nice. We would probably have gone camping if my Bridesmaid or Best Man didn’t get pregnant. If it turns out we need something quieter, we may just do a spa day, or we’ll hire a bunch of movies and just have a girls’ night in. Obviously you recognise you don’t need alcohol to have fun, but if there’s going to be people at there who can’t drink, you need to find a way to accommodate that.

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