Bingo! The theatre I work at used to have great Christmas parties. Awesome catering, open bar, band or DJ all night. Then suddenly one year, we had to pay for the booze. They told us that they could not risk liability for someone getting too drunk on the free booze and getting hurt. Then after a couple of more years of the cash bar, they stopped serving booze altogether. This time the reason was that they could not risk liability for someone getting too drunk on the booze they paid for and getting hurt. That was basically the end of the Christmas party. Now all they have is "the Christmas Luncheon". A mediocre buffet at noon during a weekday and we can't even bring our spouses. LAME SAUCE!