Who should pay the restaurant bill when it's a birthday of a relative?

December 1, 2015 1:39pm CST
Who should pay ? Well it actually depends on the birthday boy/girl. If the birthday boy/girl are ready to give a party in a restaurant then I believe they should be ready to pay for it. But, if the birthday boy/girl are not willing to party in a restaurant, and has decided to throw a party at their very own farm house or home, and still the relatives insists for a party in the restaurant, then I guess, if its above the birthday boy/girls budget, then the relatives should pay the rest of the bill in the form of a return gift, coz the service charge and tax in restaurants have increased so much, that one has been bound to think twice before giving a big party in a restaurant. However, I love throwing a party at my house on any occasions, rather than going to any restaurants. What are your opinions about throwing a party in a restaurant ?
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
They who invite you to the restaurant.
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2 Dec 15
And what about the people who are self-invited?
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
2 Dec 15
@wasif123ster You have a point.Let me think.
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@yugocean (8202)
• India
2 Dec 15
@else34 @wasif123ster self invited friends and relatives cannot be ignored either. However they should present them with stuff or even money to help them celebrate their birthday.
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@youless (90959)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Dec 15
In my city, the one who holds the birthday party will pay for it. And we have a tradition here, that is you will give this one money with red pocket as the birthday gift. Of course you can also give other gifts, but the cash is the most common and practical gift.
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2 Dec 15
Yeah. . After reading your comment, I remember one of my colleague who originally is from china, had given my daughter money inside a red pocket (envelope) on her first birthday. . And the best thing is that . . I still have that pocket with me in the form of remembrance . . ! And, yes ofcourse, different people have different forms of celebrating . . :-)
@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
2 Dec 15
If you have the birthday party than you should pay for it.
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
2 Dec 15
@wasif123ster People do have different forms of celebrating and traditions for each County may be different.
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@yugocean (8202)
• India
2 Dec 15
The invitee have to pay or who If birthday boy or girl's budget is not good, then they should go with simple celebration. If somebody else invite them then they should not burden on Girl or Boy's budget, yet if the birthday person's budget is good, then he/she should pay the bill.
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2 Dec 15
Absolutely right. I agree . . :-)
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@srisahara (4151)
• Indonesia
2 Dec 15
In my place, it is normal if the girl or boy who has birthday pays a party in restaurant. If the party in home the girl or boy who has birth day time prepare all the menu in his/her birthday.
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@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
1 Dec 15
If I tell someone I will take them out to eat at a restaurant for their birthday then I will pay as it is I who invited them. However if they invite me I think they should pay if I let them which I normally would not do.
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2 Dec 15
Correct. . But, what if someone forces you to party, then ?
@Marcyaz (35695)
• United States
2 Dec 15
@wasif123ster I don't allow anyone to force me to do anything and you shouldn't either.
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@Porcospino (16575)
• Denmark
2 Dec 15
If I decide to celebrate my birthday in a restaurant I pay the bill. If don't have much money I only invite my closest relatives and friends or I arrange a party in my home instead. I have never been in a situation where my relatives or friends told me that they wanted a party in a restaurant instead of my home. If it is my party, it is my decision, but that might be different in other families or cultures.
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2 Dec 15
Right. But, there are some friends and relatives who does ask for a party, without knowing what situation one is going through. In that case, what one can do!