my wife's last few xmas parties we got 4 tickets good for drinks at the bar, then after that was cash bar. the parties were typically held at one of the casinos, or the Overland Park convention center. The last two at the OPCC, we lived about 1/16 of a mile from it. but it was nice to have the option to just get a room for the end of the night etc.
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