I’m not sure how controversial this post is going to be. But given that I like to live dangerously, let’s talk about serving alcohol at a baby shower. Here’s why you must serve alcohol at a baby shower.
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I typed “Mimosa bar at a baby shower” into Google and came across all these forums of moms-to-be arguing over whether or not it’s okay to serve alcohol at a baby shower. Some people were in ALL CAPS arguments! People went on and on about how, it is, in fact, RUDE to serve alcohol at a baby shower. What are we, living in the 20s?! (And by that, I mean the 1920’s because it’s about to get real confusing without those first two numbers, people!)
So, here’s my two sense in a few points as to why I absolutely think you should be saying, Sip Sip Hooray at your baby shower.
Reason 1 Why You Must Serve Alcohol at a Baby Shower: Lighten the mood
Firstly, let’s face it people. Baby showers can be awkward and often boring. A lot of times, you’re inviting your husband’s sister’s new fiancés little sister and she doesn’t know anyone. Neither does your grandma’s third cousin’s wife. Give them a little liquid courage as you force them to play “Who Knows Mommy Best”, when they’ve never actually met you.
Reason 2 Why You Must Serve Alcohol at a Baby Shower: Opening Gifts
Secondly, even though you’ve been dry for the last 7-ish months (unless you count that one night, three days before you found out you were pregnant!), the rest of the non-pregnant ladies at the shower are going to need a beverage to muster up ONE more ooooooh and ahhh over the 700th onesie you open. Let your guests toast to their good fortune that a seven pound human isn’t coming out of their vagina any time soon.
Reason 3 Why You Must Serve Alcohol at a Baby Shower: For the Adorable MOM-osa Bar!
You can always host a party with mimosas! But there’s only one time in your life you can serve a “MOM”-osa bar. And I’m NOT talking to you, you sprinkle-throwers for your fourth baby! This is for the first timers ;). A Mom-Osa Bar is such a fun way to say, “Thanks for coming lady! Here’s a classy way to get a little tipsy on your weekend afternoon.”
This particular Mom-Osa bar goes perfectly with a buffalo plaid or lumberjack themed winter baby shower, which I think is The Best Winter Baby Shower Theme! And you could bring out the tags again for a non-baby shower party for winters to come!
Reason 4: Because #benice
Why should I make everyone else suffer while I am enduring 9 months of soberdom? It’s kind of like my opinion on having cute bridesmaids. A lot of people think that you should make your bridesmaids look ugly, for none other than the fact of making you stand out and shine on your big day. I have never been of this mindset. Alternatively, I always thought that the more beautiful your besties look on your big day, the more it reflects on how you look and feel as a bride.
I mean, look how amazing all these lovely ladies look.
Let people have fun and feel good! It’s just good karma people. Happy baby shower-planning!
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