Is it okay to serve alcohol at a baby shower?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is it okay to serve alcohol at a baby shower?
    Yes, of course! : (191 votes)
    78 %
    No, it is rude to the mom-to-be : (36 votes)
    15 %
    It depends on... : (18 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    1793 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have seen alcohol served at baby showers many times. Actually, I have seen it served at far more than not.

    Post # 5
    2861 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    He’ll yeah! TThat makes it 1000 times more enjoyable for everyone else.

    Post # 10
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
    3156 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Showers are painful with alchohol, I can’t imagine them without!  

    Post # 13
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @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
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013


    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
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
    540 posts
    Busy bee

    @Sea_Ashley:  I think it depends on the mom-to-be…I personally would be okay with it being served!

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