[This is my 2nd attempt at this thread- the first one got lost in space. Sorry if it shows up twice]
I’m throwing a party soon for about 50 adults at a hotel, dinner will be served, followed by drinking, dancing, and general revelry. It begins at around 6:30 pm.
Invitations will be addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. So and so”- I figure between that and the start time, most people will understand that they should arrange for a babysitter, as I’ll be doing for my own kids.
If everyone were to bring their kids, that’ll increase the headcount by about 30- I’m not interested in shelling out $70/head for the kids, even if the hotel gives me a reduced cost for the kids. I’m pretty much at my budget limit as it is. “Kids” includes everyone from about a year old to sixteen, the age range of the children of my family and friends.
Do you think it’s necessary to specify on the invitations that kids are not necessarily welcome, and if so, is something like “Adults only, please” acceptable?