My mom turns 50 this January, and I wanted to have a small celebration in her honor. I don't have the room in my apartment to entertain her friends, nor do I (a "career-less" college senior) have the funds to rent or cater an event. If I were to invite her friends to dinner at a local restaurant's banquet/party room, would I be expected to pay for everyone's dinner? I was planning on putting "No presents, please" on the invitation (come to think of it, is the "no presents" line rude?). My mom's friends are all very laid back and fun, but I don't want to run the risk of making her look like she didn't raise a polite daughter, well versed in etiquette! Thank you so much for your help!