Post # 1
This topic recently came up in conversation with my friends. I think it it totally fine to serve a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at a baby shower, but some think since the mom-to-be can’t drink, nobody else should either. What has your experience been at baby showers?
Post # 3
I actually think it is rude not to serve alcohol. After all, it is a party that the sole purpose is asking for gifts, and the main event is opening gifts, may as well give the guests a little booze to liven it up.
Post # 4
I have seen alcohol served at baby showers many times. Actually, I have seen it served at far more than not.
Post # 5
There was alcohol at my baby shower, and I never thought it was odd or offensive to me. I wanted my guests to have a good time. I don’t need everyone to “suffer” along with me.
Post # 6
If there’s not at least al alcoholic punch at a baby shower, I’m outta there at the earliest possible moment.
I don’t mean to come off as a drunk, but come on… Baby showers are B.O.R.I.NG.. I’ve had one myself. I’ve hosted them, I’ve attended them.. They are all boring. There needs to be booze. I feel bad for the mother who can’t drink, but don’t punish the rest of the guests!
Post # 7
I went to a baby shower without booze once and thought it was odd. Showers are awful in general, no need to punish your guests further.
Post # 8
@Sea_Ashley: Of course it’s fine!
In the case that the soon to be momma is a recovering alcoholic, out of curtesy maybe alcohol shouldn’t be served as to not entice her? I don’t see another reason why other people can’t enjoy something because someone just happens to not be able to. This is typical misery loves company business 😛
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
He’ll yeah! TThat makes it 1000 times more enjoyable for everyone else.
Post # 10
I’ve never been subjected to a baby shower, but I imagine I’d probably want to drown myself in alcohol (I don’t even drink).
Post # 11
In my 50+ years I’ve been to oodles of Baby & Wedding Showers.
Once upon a time, people got around this by having Punch… there was Plain Punch & Spiked Punch… folks just asked which was which, and didn’t think anything else of it.
It is a nice tradition in my mind.
Altho, could just as easily be replicated with a Signature Cocktail & Mocktail for today’s style of entertaining.
Hope this helps,
Post # 12
Showers are painful with alchohol, I can’t imagine them without!
Post # 13
@Sea_Ashley: Based on reading this thread, I feel like I’ve been to some really crappy showers. I have never been to a shower that had alcohol, so I would be completely blown away to see it at one.
Post # 14
I hate going to baby showers where there is no alcohol served, I think it is ridiculous to say that the person we are giving gifts to can’t have it so neither can ALL of the guests. If a group of people are spending their free time buying you a present and sitting there watching you open gifts, at least let them have a glass of wine. I am currently expecting and know without a doubt there will be alcohol at my shower – and I think it’s great!
Post # 15
I recently went to a baby shower with some delicious boozy punch! I thought it was great!
A few years ago I went to a co-ed shower…and there was DEFINITELY alcohol available! One of the games was a race to drink beer out of a baby bottle! That was fun/harder than you’d think lol
Post # 16
@Sea_Ashley: I think it depends on the mom-to-be…I personally would be okay with it being served!