Sometimes NOT informing your teenager that security will be on site at their ‘dry’ 16th birthday can be a fantastic surprise!!
At this particular 16th birthday the guests did not know that security would be at the party. Imagine their surprise when they walked around the corner with their ‘very full’ school bags !! Obviously we greeted them with open arms.
We did the ‘right thing’ by cloaking their bags with security. We assisted them with putting their DRINK BOTTLES in their cloaked bags. Their DRINK BOTTLES did not smell like water but had the distinct smell of vodka !! Weird I know !! These VERY FULL school bags made some strange clanging noises and were extremely full. It didn’t seem like they were home work books !!
Then, we had many different stories from the guests so they could get their bags and move them inside. Stories like, ‘We need our hair brush‘, or ‘I need my phone charger‘ and then the best one…’We need our bag because it’s women’s issues’. That may have worked with a male security member but as I mentioned to the girls, ‘Get what ever you need girls, we are all women!!” They suddenly did not need that really important thing!!
As predicted, the birthday guests left early (Note the time on the image), with their VERY Full bags and went to an open house party near by, I presume to STUDY!
I don’t think they liked me in the end….I heard the word ‘cow’ muttered amongst the girls !!