(Closed) Best Excuses for Not Drinking?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

How about you lost a bet between you and Darling Husband and now you are the DD? If they ask what the bet was just wink and say Oh, wouldn’t you like to know.

Post # 4
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You could always volunteer to be designated driver, or say you lost a bet, so you have those duties for 9 months!

Edit: After hitting send, I saw PP’s post. Great idea!



Post # 5
67 posts
Worker bee

My friend would order cranberry juice at a bar and pretend it was cranberry vodka if anyone asked.

she also pretended to chug champagne at a bachelorette party.  It was totally believeable. 

You could also say that you had an allergic reaction to something.  There’s an additive in wine that can cause this in some people.

Post # 6
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

“Alcohol interferes with a medication I’m taking” or “Too many calories & trying to lose weight/ be healthier”


These are my go-to’s and they’re most believed because theirs at least some truth to both of them.  

Post # 7
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have an old, empty pill bottle from an antibiotics prescription I once got.  I was planning to fill it with some of my prenatals and then take one with my soda/water when asked why I wasn’t drinking.  It looks like that won’t be necessary now, because Darling Husband can’t keep the news to himself, lol!

Post # 8
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@anghp:  I plan on doing the cranberry, no vodka thing at a wedding in October if I need to.  That’s my drink of choice and everyone knows it.  I’ll just make sure to order it in a lowball glass with a lime wedge. 

It’s funny, because my mom will often order her margaritas in a different glass so that it looks like lemonade (worried what the Southern Baptist neighbors will think) and I’ll be trying to pass off regular drinks as adult beverages.

Post # 9
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

SIL did the bait and switch, when she couldn’t get away with NOT getting given an alcoholic drink she would keep it in her hand and make her Darling Husband drink sips of it when no one was looking so the glass eventually became empty. At least no one bugged her when she had a drink in hand.

We also used the pretend alcohol on a trip with friends when she was only about 6 weeks. Fiance and I knew, but she didn’t want to tell everyone else yet so I put fruity drinks in a wine glass for her (I was drinking fruity wines) and when I made a batch of jello shooters for everyone I marked hers on the bottom of the cup so she could do one with the group and not be noticed. Totally worked, no one ever caught on. Someone even made a comment about how she must be drunk off “one drink” after she made a silly comment of some sort.

I’ll probably need to use some crafty tactics to pull one over on the in-laws. Mother-In-Law sucks and tries to catch on to people’s pregnancies so early and I really want to surprise her so keep em coming ladies!

Post # 11
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@iRun2004:  say you are really hungover from the night before!

Post # 13
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@iRun2004:  You only have to worry about it until they are a few drinks in themselves then they’ll stop caring if you’re drinking or not lol.

Post # 14
812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I just stopped drinking this week. The only thing I know to say is, “I’m trying to make health a priority and drinking won’t fit well in my new lifestyle”, I hope you understand.

Post # 15
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My Future Sister-In-Law and Future Brother-In-Law tell everyone that they have a bet going as to see who can go longer without drinkingso it doesn’t look as obvious.

Then again, my Future Brother-In-Law is being super nice and not drinking along with her.  I cant say my Fiance would do the same thing.

She also told some peopke she was trying to get  healthier and her dr said that cutting out alcohol might help.

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