I've read a few times now that throwing your own baby shower is tacky. Ummm...why? I want what I want and the only way I can ensure that I get exactly what I want is if I do it myself, I've found. I like to host events, always have; it's in my blood I guess. Plus, I'm my husband and I are flipping the bill for it. Guess I don't get it. I've also read that it's tacky to serve any kind of alcohol at a baby shower. I've read several posts about co-ed baby showers and the common denominator is - you guessed it - beer! My dad and husband brew crafty beer a few times a year, usually for an occasion, why not for a co-ed baby shower? Got crap from a family member today for it. Can I get some opinions on both matters?