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I've always written it as "BYOB" or "BB2S" (bring a bottle to share) Oh.. they drink.. geeze, do they when it's "free" LOL

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Don't have parties, avoid people - much cheaper and safer too
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This has happened a few times now.
We have a Dock Party, when I send out the invites I make it clear to bring certain things, If it's wine and cheese or if it's Margarita themed. types of food or snacks to bring, etc.

The problem; wine and cheese party , None bring wine. some just brought "whatever' disregarding the theme of the invite.

Margarita themed dock party, last time.. 5 people brought mix.. but NO tequila, Although salsa and chips seemed to be the only thing many brought.

Do other boat owners have the same difficulty when having a party or outing?
most people want to bring something, but it seems the "friends" that have come out to a party or sail just expect me to cater the whole thing. Now if that were my intent I would say so.

I love to entertain but like most people these days I can't afford to provide everything... what to do what to do? get new friends? Be VERY specific? and s p e l l out the needs of the party? Gad.. it's not rocket science.
Move countries, or at least move to Australia. No one will ever go to a party without more alcoholic beverage and contributions than they will consume. The concept of making sure that you are welcome by "knocking with your elbows" is entrenched. And if you don't know what that means then you are not an Aussie.
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I've always written it as "BYOB" or "BB2S" (bring a bottle to share) Oh.. they drink.. geeze, do they when it's "free" LOL
Ha ....Then, maybe it is time to meet new friends..my crowd usually brings enough food and liquor for two parties....when should we arrive?

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Move countries, or at least move to Australia. No one will ever go to a party without more alcoholic beverage and contributions than they will consume. The concept of making sure that you are welcome by "knocking with your elbows" is entrenched. And if you don't know what that means then you are not an Aussie.
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"We're having a party. Bring booze".

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i don't do parties much anymore i prefer to drink my rhum alone and if a fight breaks out i always win,most of the time unless i throw myself off the boat,i hate it when that happens
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I think it is not right to show up to a friends party (of any kind) and not bring at least as much beverage (of your own choice) that you will drink, if not more.
It sounds as though I might fit in down in Australia.
I think you are just going to have to spell it out a little more Denise.
How about: "If you want to enjoy a drink then bring some alcohol." Expanded version of BYOB.

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