If you’re hosting a baby shower for a friend or family member, one of the most important decisions is where to hold the party. Holding a baby shower in your own home is typically the most economical choice, but if it’s within your budget to select an alternate location, the following are some ideas for baby shower venues :
Many restaurants in your area have nice private party rooms for occasions such as this. A shower in a restaurant is a nice way to get out of the house and have fun with other ladies. Be sure to check the restaurant’s policies on outside food and beverages, as some may not let you bring your own cake and require you to purchase theirs.
Hotel meeting rooms or party rooms are a great place to hold a baby shower. They typically handle these types of parties so the staff should be ready to assist you with your shower needs. You will want to check with them about their rules on bringing your own food and drinks, as well as their policies on decorations. In other words, don’t stick thumb tacks in their walls without asking.
A park and/or garden
Weather permitting, a park is a great option for a baby shower. Fresh air and birds chirping are a great addition to any party. Just make sure it’s not too hot or too cold for mommy-to-be, and if the tables and chairs will be in the grass, be sure to let attendees know so they don’t wear heels that may dig into the ground. If the garden shower will be a tea party, make sure to have decaffeinated tea for mommy.
Holding the shower at a church or temple is a nice, inexpensive option. Just consider the religion of the new mom if it differs from yours, as you may want to hold it at her church. Just think, it would be neat in the baby book to have pictures of the shower and the baby’s christening (if applicable) taken in the same location.
Country clubs are an excellent choice because they already have the ambiance and scenery you will be looking for. You don’t even need to decorate much, as the properly is likely to be beautiful already. Why paint the peacock? A few table decorations would be a nice touch to a nice country club party or banquet room.
If it’s within your budget, the spa is a great way for the mom-to-be to relax and get pampered prior to the upcoming sleepless nights. It can be a great bonding experience for the new mom and her friends and female family members as well.
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