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Alcohol is a bad idea because even if you are not drinking; the chances that there will be accidents, silly stunts, unplanned sex, etc go way up! Talking honestly with your parents is a good idea. Tell them you want them to trust you, but you do not want to be prohibited from having fun with friends.
For example, if they trust you, and there is a better chance of that if you are honest, then maybe you can come up with an agreement that allows you to leave the party if it gets out of hand, and lets them check in with you some how to keep their anxiety in check. Good luck!
Nancy Brown , Ed.S, M.A., Ph.D.