Post # 1
This hasn’t been brought up to me or anything (im not involved in the planning of my baby shower at all) I’m just curious as to what people think of alcohol at baby showers.
IMO, it depends on the circumstance and the crowd. I think your standard beer and wine is fine… but it depends on whether or the people attending will be obnoxious about it (“mom to be can’t drink! 3 more months!! Lololz!”). Otherwise, if drinks are available but not the focus of the event, it seems fine to me. What do you think?
Post # 2
My sister’s baby shower was more like a co ed celebration of a new arrival instead of the typical babyshower sit and open gifts etc.. There was a dj, dancing, alcohol, food and a candy bar of course no one got drunk but it did lighten the mood and everyone had an amazing time. Most people just got 1 or 2 drinks max and there was no obnixous behavior as a result so everything turned out great.
Post # 3
We had beer, wine and spirits available at my baby shower, but my MIL hosted it at a restaurant that had a bar. I don’t drink at all, so it really didn’t matter to me one way or another, but we invited husbands and boyfriends that appreciated the choice to have a beer.
Post # 4
There had always been champagne at the ones I have attended but no more than that. I would not judge someone who offered alcohol though.
Post # 5
AnonymousCupcake: My friend had a very casual backyard co-ed BBQ, lots of beer and wine around, it was great. Pretty much every shower I’ve been to there has been alcohol. It’s not like people are having chugging contests and getting hammered. But there’s nothing wrong with having a beer or a glass of wine.
Post # 6
I’ve only been to three, two with and one without. As someone that doesn’t enjoy baby shower games I have to say that the alcohol ones were so much nicer. They felt more like a grown up get-together, while the other one felt more like a kids party.
Oh, and I should add – I’m not going to have a baby shower myself (not part of my tradition), but if we were to have one I hope that there would be alcohol for the guests that enjoy that.
Post # 7
My sister’s baby shower had wine. I thought it was unnecessary. I may have been one of the few people to drink it, but I had miscarried a few months earlier and the sibling rivalry in my head went off like “I can drink and she can’t.” Which is incredibly immature, but even then it was only a glass.
Post # 8
glamvicious: oh haha I didn’t mean drunk obnoxious (though that would be pretty bad as well). I’ve just had a few comments about how “hard it must be not drinking” or flat out “you can’t have this!!!” Which I could see being very annoying at a baby shower!
Post # 9
We had beer at my baby shower. All my friends drink plus I invited all my guy friends too. No one drank too much. It was an awesome fun time.
Post # 10
Like any event, I consider you have to think about your guests and provide for them. In my culture, it is polite to offer your guests alcoholic beverages, such as beer or wine, for afternoon or evening events, especially when it’s a celebration (unless there are special circumstances, such as religious restrictions or one of your guests is an alcoholic or recovers from being alcoholic, which I think everyone can understand). Also, I believe most people know how to behave at such events. A baby shower is not meant for people to get drunk, especially since they’re all well aware that the mother-to-be won’t be drinking alcoholic beverages.
Post # 11
I would want alcohol at my shower. Mimosas, champagne, wine. Anything like that would be great for my friends to enjoy.
Post # 12
I once had a friend tell me that she wants alcohol at her baby shower when the time comes. Her words were, “Why should everyone else have to suffer just because I got knocked up?”
Post # 13
The baby showers I attend are typically afternoon affairs. There is always wine. No one has more than one glass as we all have to drive.
Post # 14
Baby showers and bridal showers are both kinda boring unless you are directly involved with the mommy to be or bride… so having a mimosa or glass of wine will make my time more enjoyable!
Post # 15
We had champagne/mimosas at mine. They’re all adults who can drink and it’s a party/celebration, right? Why punish them? The guests aren’t pregnant (and if they are they don’t partake). I have had a much better time at baby showers if there is wine or champagne versus dry. It’s not like you have to offer liquor and shots.