(Closed) NWR: Acceptable to have a cash bar for a birthday party?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont drink alcohol but i would at the minimum have house wine and domestic beer on the bar

are you allowed to byo and pay for a bartender instead or can you pay by consumption as it might be much less than paying a per person price

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think a cash bar is okay for a birthday…i think it’s more expected that guests might have to pay for their own drinks at a birthday than at a wedding. your guests likely aren’t traveling long distances to attend or spending quite so much on a present.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t think open bar at a birthday party is needed at all!  Almost every 30th, 40th, 21st, etc is buy your own alcohol.  I have been to sit down meals for 30th birthday parties ands till purchased my own wine.  I think that is completely fine!!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ah. well to answer your question i do think its acceptable to have a cash bar at a birthday party but i think its very important to let the guests know beforehand

goodluck!

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Totally fine to have a cash bar!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

i agree it is acceptable, but it would be nice to find out a way to let people know in advance.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I agree with letting them know that it’s a cash bar, and I personally would be totally ok with it!  I think it’s a great idea!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

just curious, why are you asking for no gifts if it’s for your mil?

i would rather put “your presence is your present” than “no gifts please”…it sounds nicer i think.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i know im pms’ing but i like the “no gifts please” over the prresence is your present idea – if they are older like my mother they might not get the hidden meaning

 

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