Bookings for teenage parties are no longer accepted.
At the low end age group we have a little discretion where the family is known to us otherwise we will no longer take the risk, having had a number of bad experiences.
The typical scenario is that of an 18th birthday party, alcohol always turns up and often half of the group are under 18. We cannot be involved with underage drinking, so its not negotiable.
Where alcohol is banned by the parents the teenagers tend to arrive drunk or do their drinking in the playground, scattering bottles and cans everywhere, so we don’t accept that plea either.
Further down the age range there are older siblings bringing in their friends and so it happens again. Worse still is where the word gets out and then gatecrashing ruins everything.
The damage to immature kidneys is the parent’s concern ours is the mindless damage to the Hall that follows and of course possible legal proceedings and Police involvement.
A refusal often causes disappointment and offence so please don’t ask.