Rebecca - posted on 05/30/2011 ( 83 moms have responded )
My fiance's family is big on booze at family events, especially his mother's side. On both sides of his family, he has a handful of functional alcoholics...and a few that really need treatment. One uncle has recently gotten out of rehab as well.
At my toddler's first b-day party, I didn't even think about booze being a part of it. It was on a Sunday, at noon and there was a ton of little kids there, not to mention two newborns. Still, one of my fiance's aunts got all pissed because we didn't have any booze for her to drink. She went through our cabinets until she found some vodka we had in the back.
Now my fiance's cousin is having a first birthday party for her baby. Her father is the one who just got out of rehab and she has made the move of saying this is a "dry" party. She is now getting a lot of flack for it and people are not coming because of it.
So, I'm wondering, what is your view on booze at small children's birthdays? Am I just a bit different because I've always thought it was not the place for it? Is it common where you live to booze it up at a one year old's party?