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18th Birthday Celebrations in Poland Question...


IndianPolishGurl  
3 Sep 2006 /  #1
Hey... for u who dont know my age I am 17 :) but having 18th Birthday celebrations in POLAND! :) Now I have a question... Is there any special celebrations that are held in poland for an 18th? I want to make my 18th birthday almost fully Polish style... :) Thanks...
bolo 2 | 304  
3 Sep 2006 /  #2
Get ready for sex, young lady...:)
OP IndianPolishGurl  
3 Sep 2006 /  #3
ha ha... who said I wasnt ready for that... hmmm.... however.... out of my private life.... i am simply talking about CELEBRATIONS.... stick to that aspect.... thanks!
Tlum  
3 Sep 2006 /  #4
IndianPolishGurl
10 years ago when I was 18 it was more-less like that: dress up, bring a boyfriend/girlfriend (or come alone - no big deal), and get ready for binge drinking. I mean - HEAVY drinking. I was on three "18 birthday parties" in my high-school and I have never seen so many drunk girls in my life ;-). I got used to the boys - I was one of them.

I don't think much changed since then.

Forgot to add - tell your parents where you are but dont' ask them to pick you up too early (one time we had my friend's parents at the party - they showed up at 10 pm since they "thought" the party would be over by midnight...:).
krysia 23 | 3,057  
3 Sep 2006 /  #5
Oh, and make sure there's plenty of good food. Like pierogi.
OP IndianPolishGurl  
3 Sep 2006 /  #6
thanks guys... but I know all this stuff :P I mean more specifically CELEBRATIONS... particular versions of how its done... u know like any specific followings? I dont drink... so no hope in seeing me drunk :P but.... yeah since Im in Poland my parents will know where I am cause Im only going to go walking around with people I know :) ... or family lol

and yeah and any specific food... like pierogi :).... thats a must! But I guess... any particular sweets... candy servings besides krowki... etc...?
Tlum  
3 Sep 2006 /  #7
I don't think there are any specific celebrations -- maybe other than dacing "polonez" at the beginning of the ceremony (or was it in a primary school.///?). Then a dinner and "free ride". I think it will be hard for you to "get the climate" if you don't drink though...:).
OP IndianPolishGurl  
3 Sep 2006 /  #8
"free ride". I think it will be hard for you to "get the climate"

lol... well my climate has been following Hinduism since my dad is Hindu.... so I can go wild and crazy without the need of alcohol :P However free rides are only permitted, if I choose to permit, to a particular person, not all party guests...

has been following Hinduism

therefore I should state that is the the one reason why i dont drink.... just so u know why i even brought that up coz i dont like to talk about religion... its a private thing :)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
3 Sep 2006 /  #9
Have everybody come over and bring presents. Hang up some baloons, make punch, apettizers, snacks, some good music, some games, and have a good time.

But make sure you got them pierogis!!!
OP IndianPolishGurl  
3 Sep 2006 /  #10
thanks :)
Tlum  
3 Sep 2006 /  #11
It will be less formal and "astonishing" than you might have been used to living in the US. Unfortunately, less than more young people in Poland actually know how to have fun without alcohol. Not to mention smoking cigarettes (especially by the girls).
krysia 23 | 3,057  
3 Sep 2006 /  #12
less than more young people in Poland actually know how to have fun without alcohol

I don't drink either. Nor do I smoke. There are ways to have fun without that. Let them learn how.
Doesitmatter?  
4 Sep 2006 /  #13
Nice username...IndianPolishgirl...I doubt you can even speak Polish...
lef 11 | 478  
4 Sep 2006 /  #14
want to make my 18th birthday almost fully Polish style

plenty of bigos and polish sausage... and bucket loads of spiked drinks (just to make you unwind)
OP IndianPolishGurl  
4 Sep 2006 /  #15
Nice username...IndianPolishgirl...I doubt you can even speak Polish...

By the way... "Does it matter"... does it matter, if I can speak in Polish or not? Whats it to u? I souldn't need to justify my abilities and I dont like the assumptions of strangers. Expand on the reason why u asked.

They are too young to learn by their experience :*

Really? well regardless of my age, I am already in college and have always been a bright *youngster* with many abilities.... so I think being more mature for your age does not always have to do with your own personal experience...
koziol  
4 Sep 2006 /  #16
I had sex on my 18th worked out good for me..lol
OP IndianPolishGurl  
4 Sep 2006 /  #17
... good for u then.... thanks for sharing...
Decorator 4 | 291  
4 Sep 2006 /  #18
I hope you have a nice 18th birthday.. :)
Simuk  
4 Sep 2006 /  #19
Happy 18th Birthday IPG for when ever it may be :)

2 more weeks for mine , but you can add several more years to your age for my mine :(

Anyway whatever you choose have a good one :)
polaca 1 | 76  
5 Sep 2006 /  #20
Actually 18th birthday in poland looks like normal party. Usualy people rent a club and invite all the people they know.
One thing which people always do is giving 18 smacks on the bottom :) to person who celebrate birthday.
They use a belt for this.
Its very strong tradition :)
Sometimes when u r a girl they throw u into the air 18 times.
And probably u will have a lot of champagne on yourself :)
I think thats all and sorry for my mistakes.
witold  
17 Nov 2006 /  #21
Go to Warsaw, eat some good food in the old town and go out to some house and dance clubs, like The Cinnamon.

cheers,

Witek
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Nov 2006 /  #22
so... lets get to the crunch... there is one very important point that needs to be established before the celebrations commence...

now... we are talking about n 18th brithday party... there will be alcohol flowing....

im a brit... i come from a semi civilised country... and when we celebrate a friend's birthday we - the guests - buy the dirnks - it's your birthday mate... let me get you a drink - it's the done thing... civilised...

now... on the first occassion i celebrated a birthday in poland i was shocked... to say the least... that the birthday boy is expected to get the drinks in... absolutely outragous and really not on...

so... the question to be asked is...

who gets the drinks in!!!
dziwna_gruszka - | 197  
17 Nov 2006 /  #23
Man that is awesome for my 18 th birthday i was at home dressed up all pretty and did nothing...!!! But Happy Birthday IndianPolishGirl i hope your party will be a blast you must drink wine and party all night...!!!and champagne..!! Food must be definetly good like Krysia said. and have a lot of people over..!!! that you know of course unless you want stranger guests which is perfectly cool!! But ya have fun darling...!!!
Ranj 21 | 948  
18 Nov 2006 /  #24
Nice username...IndianPolishgirl...I doubt you can even speak Polish...

Don't pay any attention to this wheezel---just another barbarella making an a** of themself!

By the way... "Does it matter"... does it matter, if I can speak in Polish or not? Whats it to u? I souldn't need to justify my abilities and I dont like the ***umptions of strangers. Expand on the reason why u asked.

YOU GO GIRL!!!:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Angelia
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
18 Nov 2006 /  #25
now... we are talking about n 18th birthday party... there will be alcohol flowing...

Since it's the birthday boy who invites people, he buy's the drinks. In Poland it's like "Hey boy's, tomorrow is my day, come to my party and don't worry about the alcohol! I will take care of that". I guess Poles like to be generous, and this tradition goes way, way back to the middle ages.

Don't be so shocked, though. It's the same way like with the weddings. I don't think that in England the guests are expected to bring their alcohol with them to the party, are are they? :)
sudheer 1 | 32  
18 Nov 2006 /  #26
For some reason, I tot the birthday is over.. we need IPG to come back and update us..
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
18 Nov 2006 /  #27
Since it's the birthday boy who invites people, he buy's the drinks. In Poland it's like "Hey boy's, tomorrow is my day, come to my party and don't worry about the alcohol! I will take care of that". I guess Poles like to be generous, and this tradition goes way, way back to the middle ages.
Don’t be so shocked, though. It's the same way like with the weddings. I don't think that in England the guests are expected to bring their alcohol with them to the party, are are they?

in th uk it's like "hey mate... it's your birthday... let me buy you a drink... put your money back in your pocket... it's your special day... this one's on me...!!!"

if i am invited to a party then i bring alcohol... of course... polite... manners... and then when i go home if my alcohol hasnt been drunk then i leave it at the party... i dont take it with me...

and when i am out with friends i get a round in... i buy everyone a drink because they are my friends and it's a pleasure for me to buy them a drink... and then the next person gets a round in.. then the next person...

[quote=Matyjasz, Post #35 ]don't worry about the alcohol!quote]

i know from experience the generousity of the poles but the way you write it makes it almost sound like people wont come to the party of they have the worry of buying their own alcohol...
nauczyciel  
18 Nov 2006 /  #28
Have everybody come over and bring presents. Hang up some baloons, make punch, apettizers, snacks, some good music, some games, and have a good time.

that made me laugh. thats what went on back in the 70's. spin some records, play twister & pin the tail on the donkey, eat pretzels and chips, drink pop, and take a loot bag home, etc....

no its all about drnking and getting loaded.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
18 Nov 2006 /  #29
in th uk it's like "hey mate... it's your birthday... let me buy you a drink... put your money back in your pocket... it's your special day... this one's on me...!!!"

While in Poland it's: "hey mate....It's my birthday....come with me, let's have some fun... put your money back in your pocket...I invited you to this party… it's all on the house".

18th Birthday is treated here just like the wedding. I must say, that if I were to organize a party, I wouldn't dare to expect from my guests to come with their own alcohol. The guests bring only presents for the birthday boy, and that's it.

Situation looks different when it comes to some dinner parties. It's nice and very polite to bring some kind of food, like a salad, or some kind of alcohol, but nobody would expect people to do so. It's just from their free will.

and when i am out with friends i get a round in... i buy everyone a drink because they are my friends and it's a pleasure for me to buy them a drink... and then the next person gets a round in.. then the next person...

The same here in Poland when you go in a pub.

[quote=Matyjasz, Post #35 ]don't worry about the alcohol!quote]

i know from experience the generousity of the poles but the way you write it makes it almost sound like people wont come to the party of they have the worry of buying their own alcohol...

It was suppose to sound extravagant and generous, and it came out rather desperate…:( But I think that you already know what I had in mind. :)

In conclusion, from the more economical point of view, it’s better to be a birthday boy in England and a guest in Poland. :)

Oh, and one more thing. I don't want to judge which custom is better and which one is worse. Their both fine by me. Hope I didn't came across as rude. :)

Pozdrawiam.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
18 Nov 2006 /  #30
it’s better to be a birthday boy in England and a guest in Poland.

yeah... thats what i thought... :)

it's my birthday a week on monday and will be celebrating in the tri city... maybe i will keep it quiet... :)

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