Just a Thought About Baby Showers…

Someone remind me of this when I get pregnant:

Baby showers suck.

They are boring for every attendee that is not pregnant.

Baby showers should not be as dry as a Baptist wedding, and they should not be held in church basements.

(Okay, some showers need to be in church basements.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.  The shower the church ladies throw me will be in a church basement.  And I’m sure it will be dry.  Alcohol in church is a no-no in the Bible Belt of Michigan.  But the shower that involves my friends?  Not in a church basement… and definitely not dry.)

When I have a baby shower, I will make it fun for the attendees.

Happy Hour Baby Shower. 

It’s perfect.  It gives a very clear time frame, includes alcohol, and promises to be held in a location that’s got more to look at than a felt Noah’s ark and popsicle-stick-and-macaroni resurrection scenes glue-sticked onto construction paper.

And I will drink something fruity with an umbrella.  Virgin, of course.

This is happening.

Just you wait.

Now all I need is the pregnancy.

Let’s get working on that, eh?

Aaaaaaaaaaaand… GO!


16 comments on “Just a Thought About Baby Showers…

  1. Ashley
    July 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    This is the best plan I’ve ever heard. Happy Hour Baby Shower! Genius.


    • Tracy
      July 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

      We are actually planning a shower at work for someone on our team. I think I’m going to throw this idea in the ring and see which closet-drinkers jump on it. 😉


  2. B
    July 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Excellent idea! I love it. I just may steal it for my sister’s baby shower (and if not, I will be smuggling my own alcohol in with a flask!).


    • Tracy
      July 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      DO IT.

      I think everyone should!

      OMG. I bet you could totally create a Baby Shower Bingo drinking game! (High Chair? DO A SHOT!)


  3. danielletoendure
    July 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post and this idea! Too fun. I am with you, at many baby showers, I am typically bored stiff and honestly, they can be quite awkward at moments! This idea could really change things!


    • Tracy
      July 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

      Yeah! Viva la Baby Shower Revolucione!

      Seriously. This is a party for a baby who isn’t even here yet, and a mama who can’t even party. Don’t punish the attendees – let the mimosas flow! 😉


  4. Tracy
    July 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Oh man. I just came up with the BEST signature drink for this shower: Unprotected Sex on the Beach.

    Although for me, it would have to be something more along the lines of a Doctor-Assisted BabyTini.


  5. Amelia
    July 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    There was booze at my baby shower. But mostly that was because the majority of the guests were my husband’s family, which stressed me out because I also hate to be at the center of attention and I couldn’t drink because hello, I was knocked up, so I made the shower co-ed. So he had to be there. Which he didn’t paricularly want to do, so I bribed him with booze. Well, him and everyone else, because yeah, except for grandmas? No one really likes them. Plus we played very few games. I cross my legs and I don’t want to guess baby food flavors.


  6. K.Smitty
    July 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    OMG I agree! I was at a shower for one of my BEST friends this past weekend. I love her to death and am immensely happy for her, and was thrilled to see her because it had been a while. But wow…it took her TWO HOURS to open all her gifts. I kid you not. I had such a headache and was definitely bored. And the games? Come on. I think I can unscramble just about any baby word in 3.2 seconds.

    LOVE your idea!


  7. Katie
    July 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    This is what we do…it’s co Ed, with alcohol, at night, and is a big party. Mine we had live music and when I left after midnight the shower was still going!


    • Tracy
      July 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! 😀


  8. Nadia
    July 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    I went to a baby shower last year at a mexican restaurant and it was awesome…..Mexican food and cup cakes!


    • Tracy
      July 18, 2012 at 6:11 am #

      Yesssss! Tacos, Burritos, BabyRitas, Ole!


  9. D
    July 18, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Amen to that!! Baby showers are the worst. I think that the only people who really enjoy them are the elderly. I know that when my grandma goes to one, she talks about it for weeks before and weeks after and about how much fun she will or did have. You are on to something good though. I actually went to a shower where there was way more drinking than baby talk and it wasn’t so bad. I think the opening presents for hours is the worst part. If I ever get tot he point where I have a baby shower, I am going to open my presents at home!


    • Tracy
      July 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      Shower attendees really only care about the gift they give the mother – Maybe we could stagger the arrival times of the guests!

      “Maggie, Susie, Sally and Carrie – you arrive at 5pm for drinks and chatting and I’ll open your gifts. Jessie, Nicky, Katie and Annie – you can get here at 5:30 for your turn with the mama-to-be!”

      …Seriously. This might be the best idea I’ve ever had.



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