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Mother Gets Remarks From Guests For Not Serving Alcohol At Her Baby’s 1st Birthday

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OP and his husband’s baby turned one, and they had two small family parties. One with my family, and the other with my husband’s family. We didn’t serve alcohol, and my sister-in-law got upset, saying it was cheap.

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This story revolves around a cultural difference regarding alcohol consumption at family gatherings. In the narrator’s culture, not serving alcohol is not unusual, but it appears to be expected in their husband’s family. The conflict arises when the sister-in-law feels neglected due to the absence of alcohol during their visit. While the narrator may feel unfairly blamed for the situation, it highlights the importance of communication and understanding cultural differences to prevent such misunderstandings in the future. The story also demonstrates how small issues can sometimes escalate within families, necessitating clear communication and compromise.

Scroll down to read the full story in OP’s own words.

OP’s baby’s first birthday, two parties due to a family visit delay. No alcohol at the second party upset sister-in-law. Cultural differences and communication issues.

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There were two small gatherings, both similar. Meal, cake, baby gifts, lots of pictures, and chat while the baby napped.

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They didn’t serve alcohol because OP was breastfeeding and her husband doesn’t like it. They hadn’t bought alcohol in years.

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MiL texted, upset about no alcohol at the party. SiL thinks OP was cheap.

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Hubby planned a second party, and bought sodas, and juices.

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Not serving alcohol is rare, but OP’s family didn’t mind. The husband called his mom and said they don’t have to come next time if they’re not happy with their hosting.

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OP asks is wrong to not serve alcohol at a party. It seems extreme to have bad terms on such a small issue so OP is considering including alcohol next time.

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OP and his husband are French so they expected wine and champagne with lunch and cake. They are mad.

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Now that you have read the story, it’s time for you to see what Redditors had to say about this. Read till the end to see other people’s opinions on this. Don’t forget to share your own opinion at the end of this article, too.

You have every right to host your party the way you want. They’re being unreasonable.

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They need to chill. It’s about celebrating your child, not the alcohol.

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Not the A-hole. It’s your party, your choice.

You have every right to host your party the way you want. They’re being unreasonable.

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OP is definitely not in the wrong here. They should be understanding.

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