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    Went to a big Aussie BBQ,and was surprised to find that the rules were to bring what you drink.Dunno if its the norm,and ain't saying it's wrong,but it's different from any i've been to before!:nah:

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    Went to a big Aussie BBQ,and was surprised to find that the rules were to bring what you drink.Dunno if its the norm,and ain't saying it's wrong,but it's different from any i've been to before!:nah:

     

     

    Yeh yeh thats right you take your own grog and turn up with some road kill :biglaugh: for the bbq....its the norm...oh yeh and you leave your empties for the hosts 10c collection...:)

     

    HG

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    Guest kangomik

    BYO (Bring Your Own), the host only provides a venue, you provide the food and drink, well more drink than food.

    Apparently your not allowed to take it back with you either, unless forced to because they hate the stuff!!! ( i ave usually drunk it all by that stage)

    And no taking the empties home to cash in! Thats the entry money

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    BYO (Bring Your Own), the host only provides a venue

     

    And the gas for the bbq of course!! Unless it's held in a public park with a free bbq...

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    Take your esky with your grog in it and take your esky with the undrunk grog back with you! We don't leave any behind. And bring a plate - that means some food to share with the others.

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    Guest Guest75

    Standard rules here - you always bring your own drinks.

    When invited anywhere we also ask what can we bring - might be a salad/dips/sweet.

     

    Because you socialise more here it helps if all muck in.

     

    You do sometimes end up with too much food.

     

    We had a bit of a bash the other day.A lot of the guests were fairly new arrivals so I did explain how it goes.Felt a bit weird but it does help everyone.:):)

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    Guest guest569

    These are great rules. We have always lived by them here.:notworthy:

    My neighbours still do it the old way and it costs them a fortune evertime they entertain.They supply all the food and drink for everyone:shocked:

    he even knocked and asked to borrow $50 one day for a gas bottle refill as he had spent up on the all the goodies and had people due round that afternoon !!!:biglaugh:;)

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    Guest cherryn

    :)Sounds good to me ...the amount of time i have had parties and i have been left with the chinzano bianco ( i know i cant spell it worth a **** lol ) is a bugger ....you give it to tombolas and stuff, do they have them there in Oz ? lol .:jiggy:

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    As Moosh said, take your own esky and ice, a nice big one not only keeps your drinks cold but is also big, and solid, enough to sit on if there isn't enough chairs.:) Mine is a nice 70 litre, big enough for 2 to sit on with built in drainage hole and wheels so you dont have to carry it :cool:

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    Always remember when my parents lived out here in the 60's they were invited somewhere and asked to "bring a plate" - My Mum thought they must not have enough crockery so did just that - took an empty plate! Wonder if she got invited back....?!!!

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    Guest Lulujim

    It's very strange - but brilliant! :) It means we entertain a lot more than we could in the Uk when we supplied everything :swoon:

     

    You then can take exactly what you want, and are self-sufficient. Just getting drinks out from your Esky!

     

    We do the same and take it in turns to buy pudding (usually cheesecake from the Cheesecake shop - yummo) or salads. the Aussies like bringing a platter of cheese too - nice idea I think.

     

    It's all swings and roundabouts and works out very fairly. Trust the Aussies to sort it out! :)

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    Guest kangomik

    we go to some kids events, and thats usually bring a plate, ohh and a few bags of Lollies (sweets), usually someone smuggles in a few drinks also.

    It does work well. I love the Esky idea, but i reckon i may need to be carried out in it, so better get one with wheels!

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    Never heard of this before but its an excellent idea, you get to eat and drink what you want and much cheaper for the hosts.

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    We have done a couple of these now and it is so much easier than entertaining back in the UK and cheaper.

     

    I will happily invite people round to ours now as it is not scary to have 10-15 people round as it's just so relaxed and usually everyone mucks in looking after each other kids and help clear up too. :jiggy:

    Actually our first BBQ it rained believe it or not and Hubby was outside holding up an umbrella cooking it but it was fine!

    :cool:

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    Guest caoimhe

    I've been to a few BBQ's here, always bring your own drink in an Esky sometimes we were asked to bring our own meat and sometimes salads/dessert. Think it depends on how many people are coming. Can get very expensive if you are buying meat for 30 people.

    We also had a night out at a 'pub quiz', it was to raise money for a dance school, $10 each in and the invite said 'bring own drinks and supper' thankfully my aunt kept us right, everyone brought a platter or sandwiches or nibbles, a table had 10 people and food was shared. Bloomin great idea, really cheap good night out:biglaugh:

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    Guest katsmajic

    Totally the norm here to take your own drinks and food/meat.

    I usually take the kids drinks too as having 15+ kids on pepsi or downing your weeks supply of juice is not good!

     

    If its a largish gathering you can take along a nibbles plate/few bags of chips (crisps) too, always goes down well with the hosts.

     

    Its a great way of entertaining - means you can have gatherings far more often than you would if you funded it all.

     

    Oh and we take any full bottles home but always leave the empties.

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    Why do people find this funny, and say its an aussie thing?

     

    I have never been to a bbq or a party come to that in the UK, that i havent taken along drinks and a bit of food, what kind of rude person would turn up without anything and expect a free night? Very Strange :err: In all my years in the uk it has always been like this if someone turned up at mine without anything they certainly wouldnt be asked backlol. :)

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    Guest Roo1
    Take your esky with your grog in it and take your esky with the undrunk grog back with you! We don't leave any behind.

     

    :chatterbox:Hun, thats the beauty of hosting the BBQ, you get to keep all the bottles/cans that have not been opened/drank by guests!! ;)

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