Just as a baby shower is usually an event thrown for mum-to-be by a good friend or family member, a baby shower is also usually held by the hostess somewhere other than the expectant mum’s home.
By having the baby shower away from her home, mum-to-be avoids having to be involved in the preparation, organisation and responsibility for the day – and, best of all, she also gets out of clean-up duty.
Holding the event at a private home is often the first choice for baby showers as it allows the host(ess) to have complete control of the day – and it encourages those who may be naturally a little reticent, to really get involved in the fun of the baby shower games. Having the shower at a private home also removes any restrictions on catering and alcohol.
Alternative baby shower venues
If, however, you are unable to find a suitable venue in a private home, you may want to consider one of the following options:
Hire a church hall or community centre hall.
These are often available for a couple of hours and will allow you to set the mood with baby-themed decorations. Halls also usually have a kitchen, which makes self-catering easy.
Book a local tea room or hotel suite.
The fine china and good food on offer with a high tea is a delightfully girl-y way to get together, and leave all the work up to someone else!
A picnic in the park is a great (free) idea but take into consideration, access to toilets and adequate seating as both will be important to mum-to-be! You will also have to have a wet weather contingency plan.
Book a restaurant.
If you want to offer your guests a full sit-down meal, you could consider going to a restaurant. Many restaurants have private rooms available for no extra charge and this will allow you a level of intimacy you won’t get in the main dining room.
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