(Closed) Alcohol at a baby shower?

posted 6 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 # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Dry showers of any kind are the WORST!!! (My opinion obviously…I’m sure some people think showers WITH alcohol are the worst.) Let’s be real- it’s a party where people are giving you gifts and taking time out of their busy lives to spend time with you, honoring you. I would absolutely never host another kind of party without serving alcohol, and this is just a baby on the way party. 

    My childhood bestie’s baby shower was a gorgeous tea in a historic restaurant near our hometown, and it was dry, but there were still cocktail menus on the tables. My girlfriends and I were DYING because we didn’t want to be “that guy” who needs to drink at a shower where only tea is being served. We all vowed there that our showers would have alcohol! It was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon by the water and we were with all of our friends that we never see–if we weren’t there, we would be at brunch, drinking! 

    Obviously there are not many children in my life, and every weekend in nyc is boozy brunch weekend! 😉

    Post # 33
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    There are very few events that I find alcohol to be inappropriate at. I think its perfectly fine at a shower.

    Post # 34
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    638 posts
    Busy bee

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    AnonymousCupcake:  I’m Irish Catholic. My family would be downright offended if spirits weren’t offered. I don’t know if any of my pregnant cousins considered not serving liquor. 

    Post # 35
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    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

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    AnonymousCupcake:  i think it’s fine as long as there are options for non-boozy drinks too. i’m hosting a shower for my best friend in 2 weeks, and it’s under the sea themed. we’ll have one punch that’s just like blue lemonade “ocean water” and one that is that + a bit of rum… “pirate punch.” haha. 

    i think it’s okay as long you’re not doing body shots off the mom-to-be’s belly or anything…lol

    Post # 36
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    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I can take it or leave it. The last baby shower that I threw was co-ed with about 60 guests in attendance. The Dad-to-be’s friends are all drinkers. They are not alcoholics, by any means, but get togethers for them always include alcohol. I’ve known this group for 7 years now, so it’s just how they roll. To be a good host, I served a variety of microbrews (their preferred libation) and all was well.

    But for the ladies only baby shower I am hosting later this month, we’re serving “mocktails” instead. It’s a different, smaller, older, much more tame crowd. The vibe will be less “back yard BBQ party” and more “small gathering.” While I could serve some champagne punch, mimosas, etc., I nixed the alcohol because my co-hosts were worried about the overall budget. Serving alcohol gets expensive very quickly, so that was one line item we could easily remove for big impact on the budget with minimal impact to the overall guest experience.

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve been to several showers that had drinks like wine and sangria available. The only time I’ve seen beer was at a couples shower, where the guys were hanging out and watching sports.

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