Alcohol at a baby shower?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What is your opinion on alcohol at a baby shower?
    It's fine. : (96 votes)
    83 %
    Trashy/inappropriate : (6 votes)
    5 %
    It depends (explain) : (13 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    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
    3047 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    204 posts
    Helper bee

    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 # 9
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    2197 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I would want alcohol at my shower. Mimosas, champagne, wine. Anything like that would be great for my friends to enjoy. 

    Post # 12
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    42135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    8498 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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.

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