Both parties are likely to blame, but having said that, why not have all the details of a party planned ahead.
I read in one of the many articles that the menu was settled prior, but it doesn't look like ALL the particulars were considered.
Have a professional planner look after things like that for you next time boys. Expectations of having to pay by the drink instead of the bottle should be indicated in writing AHEAD of time.
You'd think a room full of over paid hockey players could appreciate that concept. In comparison, Katz could retroactively recoop, oh say, 85% of no-hit-Horcoff's salary.
Learning experience for all - move on.
FTR - as many posters have already mentioned; I'm glad these guys are staying loose and partying it up as they are regarded as THE WORST Oiler team of all time. Let's not forget the maxed out salary cap, but I guess that one is on managements shoulders - I trust someone like Horcoff or Captain poop the bed had the sense to raise a toast to Klowe & Co.
Live it up while you can fellas - you've earned it. Nobody can blame you for working hard and getting comfortable with dismal results. After all, it can all be blamed on injuries or sickness - just like the last three years.