(Closed) Party with coworkers tonight – 7 weeks preg

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

You could always say you’re on a diet and don’t want to risk the calories. OR you could get a drink from the bar that looks alcoholic but isn’t- tonic with lime, cranberry jiuce with lime, etc. You can use that for the toast and say you don’t like champagne- I don’t drink it because I got horribly sick from it one time, etc.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Make nice with a bartender.  I got away with drinking soda water with cranberry, watered down fruit juice in a wine glass, and a beer bottle of water plenty of times 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m planning on using “Oh, I’m just getting over a cold, no alcohol for me!” for Thanksgiving and a wedding that weekend. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Or just fake a stomach ache. Or say you’re driving and don’t want any alcohol.

I often don’t drink at social events. I guess people are used to it so don’t question me lol.

I am such a lightweight so if I’m feeling at all emotional I just have a Coke!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could also use the “I’m just finishing up some antibiotics so no alcohol for me.”

If they press you, you could say that unfortunately these antibiotics have the bad side effect of making you horribly ill if you have any alcohol at all (this is actually a side effect of some antibiotics).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Anitbiotics are a good one… or just be nice to the bartender, tell him/her your situation and they will most likely make you drinks that look like booze but aren’t.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper

@DaneLady:  Those are great ideas! And probably the easiest because then she won’t have to deal with questions all night.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Gemstone:  Haha, thanks!  I had to spill the beans, but since I tipped what I would have tipped if I had been drinking and ran up a large tab, it certainly helped convince him to keep it under wraps 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t drink much anymore, just don’t have the stomach for it; but I’m often in social situations with a lot of alcohol and get odd looks

One of my favourite sneaky beverages is the Watertini:

Water, martini glass, olive.

 

The olive actually imparts very little taste to the cold water; but no-one ever believes it’s just water.

I had about 5 or 6 on my wedding day, our bartenders had one waiting for me every time I walked by the bar at our wedding.  Kept me hydrated!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The antibiotics excuse is a good one – that would have been easier than my “I’m on a cleanse” excuse I used when I was in early pregnancy. I’ve got to remember that one for the next time around!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

if you’re intent on keeping it a secret, i wouldn’t say anything about antibiotics or diets, etc. those types of excuses always make some people (typically women) suspicious. i agree with @DaneLady; make friends with the bartender. i had tomato juice, orange/pineapple juice, and various other juices/soda water combos in different glasses. no one had a clue, especially once they were a couple drinks in 🙂 as for a champagne toast, just toast with your drink and give your champagne to your date or a friend. that’s what i did and no one even noticed.

@Ivorybuttons:  you’re a genius. i’m totally stealing this idea! 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You could probably just carry around a glass of wine and pretend to sip from it once in a while, but never actually drink. I just found out one of my friends was pregnant at the last wedding we went to and I had NO idea. I found a picture of her holding a glass of champagne any everything- she just never drank it, but because it was in her hand everyone thought she was. 

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