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how do i say it nicely?

for starters my husband and i LOVE hosting parties. we have hosted dozens of picnics, holiday parties and such. Never have we excluded kids of any age bc we have children and know how hard it is to find adequate sitting. thus being said we are having a 10 year anniversary celebration next month. we are having it at a private club/bar. due to the nature of the location and the type of party we feel it would be better if children were not to attend. we never have excluded children before. we also have a few friends that once they start drinking and having fun, forget to watch their children. we have tried to remind them when we host parties n the kids get out of hand to watch where they go but it never seems to work. these few couples are very close friends with our entire circle and us so we do not want to exclude them. which is another reason we are asking no children be present. this is at a private club my husband is at and we do not need screaming children running all over and having things get out of hand. thus being said what is the most poliete thing to say on the invite???


Asked by JOR_HAIL at 8:27 AM on Jan. 8, 2011 in Entertainment

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  • Say: We Are trying something a little different! On (insert Date) we will be hosting a 'Couples' night out. (This means that for this event we ask that all children be left in the care of trusted adult for the evening). We will be enjoying an evening at (insert place) with alcoholic beverages available. ... ... ...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:33 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Its really not offensive to say this an an adults only party. Those that can't make it, won't.

    Answer by Zoeyis at 8:41 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I agree that it is fine to say it is an adult only party. More formal private bars are not places for kids. Everyone is entitled to have an adult only party every so often especially for an anniversary celebration. Congrats!! Enjoy........

    Answer by elizabr at 8:47 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I think But Mommie put it very nicely!

    Also, if you want you can say something like "included is a list of possible sitters for anyone that might be in need of one", and include a list of names and phone numbers for sitters. But I would check with the sitters and their parents, first :-)

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:49 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • The other suggestions are great, there is no reason for you to feel bad about not inviting kids! Have a great time and happy anniversary!

    Answer by Scuba at 8:58 AM on Jan. 8, 2011