Baby's First Birthday Party

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter's first birthday party is a couple months away and I want to serve cocktails to all of our friends and family. There will probably only be 3 or 4 babies under a year and maybe 2 over a year old. I will have just turned 21 and being young parents all of our friends are under the age of 26 but all above 21. Is it inappropriate to serve alcohol at a baby's first birthday party? I don't want it to be like a kegger but I want it to be a celebration of our first year of parenthood and hey why not loosen up with a cocktail or two?

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Dawn - posted on 01/11/2011

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I would say yes, it's inappropriate. The party for your child's first birthday is for your child. If you want to send your little one to Grandma's for the night after the party, then celebrate your first year of parenthood that evening, by all means! You may need it after that party! Just let the day be for your daughter.

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Stifler's - posted on 01/11/2011

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wow all the first birthday parties i've been to had alcohol at them.

Sarh - posted on 01/11/2011

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I personally think it is inappropriate to serve alcohol at any child's birthday party. There was never alcohol at any of my birthday parties which ended when I was 17 I believe. My little brother will 14 in June and there have never been any alcoholic beverages served there either. My daughter will be 5yrs old in January and again no alcoholic beverages. My son will be 1 in June and yes, again... no alcoholic beverages.
Children's birthday parties are for them, not for the adults. Why should there be drinking at a child's birthday party? It should all be kid friendly.
I just turned 21 in August, didn't go out because my son was 2.5ms old and I'm breastfeeding.
Often times with alcohol being involved people get out of hand, whether there are children present or not. Not a risk I would ever take!
Again this is my personal opinion.

Jayde - posted on 01/11/2011

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Hi Jessica, If it were me I'd separate the celebrations. But congrats on the first year through :)

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