Hubby's family drinks A LOT all the time. My family knows when to stop and most aren't big drinkers as it is.
We are having my daughter's first birthday at our house and I want it to be alcohol free. My husband, on the other hand, thinks people should be allowed to drink.
I am willing to compromise and let people bring a little beer (only beer) but just drink a bottle or two, not get drunk. The problem is, I don't think I can trust some of hubby's family to control themselves. This is my daughter's first birthday and I don't want it to be ruined by a bunch of drunken people.
Also, most of my husband's family is driving an hour to get here and will have to drive home and I don't want to be responsible when they crash on the way home.
What would you do? Did/Will you have alcohol at your LO's first birthday?
Answer by Marix3 at 11:55 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Well I would have alcohol ( beer, wine ) available, but I don't have the problem of excessive drinkers. Most would never have more than two drinks around kids. I guess just don't have much available.
Answer by Farrahann at 11:38 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:39 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Answer by imamommmmyyy at 11:43 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:45 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
You could just have it early...like a pancake brunch thing. It would seem silly to have a beer at 11:00am...just a thought to keep the peace. ...Then again if they're seriously alcoholics they'll start making mimosas and bloodymarys.
Answer by Farrahann at 12:03 AM on Mar. 8, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 12:23 AM on Mar. 8, 2010
Answer by imamommmmyyy at 12:31 AM on Mar. 8, 2010
Some of my husband's family has actually threatened not to come if they can't drink.
Your DH must see how this is unreasonable, who misses a child's party because they can't drink. It seems they are deflected their problem onto you...making you seem like the tight ass when their the ones who can't go a few hours without a drink. I'm sorry you have to deal with this it is a sticky problem when you don't want to offend family, but it seems like they're offending you.
Answer by Farrahann at 12:39 AM on Mar. 8, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 1:38 AM on Mar. 8, 2010