How to Have an Alcohol Free Baby Shower
Let the mom-to-be feel comfortable and as the host of a baby shower serve mocktails for that special lady and her guests! Giving up drinking can be a challenge. I knew that drinking alcohol was not an option when I was pregnant, but I still wanted to feel like I could celebrate with a drink. I remember being at a bar for Halloween and pregnant. It wasn't great to order a Shirley Temple. I felt like a kid. Now, we have such better options to enjoy a pretty drink that is alcohol free!!
There are so many exciting ways to celebrate the new arrival. Jess shares with us some ways on how to have an amazing alcohol-free baby shower!
Don't make it about the alcohol.
Sometimes gatherings like baby showers can get a little awkward, because the guest list is made up of a modge podge of people from the expectant mom’s life: friends from college, close work colleagues, her relatives, and her partner’s relatives. To ease the social anxiety, have activities where people don't feel awkward not knowing all the guests. To get everyone talking and into the party, play collaborative games that spark a little friendly competition. Having an activity will help others to get to know each other.
Try classic baby shower games, like “Guess the Baby Food” where party goers smell unlabeled food and try to determine what’s inside. The team with the most correct guesses wins the game! If the baby shower is co-ed, play something like “The Price is Right” where you have to guess the price of baby items. Buy fun prizes for winners, like gift cards, to get everyone invested.
Also, a seating chart would help so it encourages those who don't know each other to feel more like they've met a new friend.
Theme it up, baby!
Everyone likes a good theme! It can inform choices in decor and food! Who knows, it might even give mom a few ideas about how to decorate the nursery. You don’t have to just go for the typical pink or blue theme. Mix it up with a woodland animals theme with beautifully garnished rustic appetizers served on reclaimed wooden plates or maybe even a beach theme complete with a sandy photo op station. Consider looping mom in if you get really creative with the theme to ensure she’ll love her special day.
Appeal to her sweet tooth.
Has the mom-to-be been craving sweets? Well, give her what she wants, it's her special day! Sugar, spice, and everything nice, make her a baby carrot cake or get fancy with strawberry (for girls) and blueberry (for boys) milkshakes. These can be sweet, delicious and fun!! They are a great way to celebrate summer baby showers and since they are ice cream and milk based, the mom to be can still feel like she's celebrating the fun way!!
You know what that mama needs? A mocktail!
Just because there’s no alcohol at this babyshower doesn’t mean the drinks won’t be on point! If mama’s missing a drink, come up with creative recipes. If the guests are watching their alcohol intake, try out our Escape Mocktail mojito mocktail! It tastes just like a mojito without alcohol. A mocktail should really hit the spot and still adhere to doctor’s orders. If you’d rather mix up your own, no worries! You can make a specialty mocktail s for the babyshower using our non-alcoholic spirits, like spiced rum, tequila, or mezcal. With a great specialty mocktail, guests won’t even notice the alcohol isn’t there.
You don’t need alcohol to throw a great babyshower. The day can still be filled with fun and flavor with the right theme, games, desserts, and drinks. What are you waiting for? It’s time to celebrate before the stork drops off the new arrival!