Where to have your baby shower

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!

  • Go outdoors.

    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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  1. MuddledUpMolly 28/02/2018 at 10:48 pm

    There are some great ideas here! Sometimes it is really impractical to host a baby shower in your home especially when you are expecting lots of guests. It’s great to have more options to take the pressure off!

  2. Shelz69 28/02/2018 at 11:36 am

    I like the restaurant idea, no clean up!!

  3. Alezandra 27/02/2018 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve hosted a baby shower at a Playcentre. It worked out as they even had dolls that we used for a baby shower game. Some of the toys such as doll cribs, or high chairs helped to set the ambience and the overall theme.

  4. kymmage 26/02/2018 at 7:21 pm

    I think mine was at my house which was okay. I was in full nesting mode! But I agree it’s better to have it not at home if possible. Just to take any pressure off on the cleaning if you just aren’t up to it. There is something to be said for being able to crawl into bed afterwards though! A high tea at a nice cafe would be ideal.

  5. Bevik1971 22/02/2018 at 12:25 pm

    For me easiest place was at a family members house either inside or outside weather dependent. Keep it away from your place I reckon, unless your family/friends do the setup and the clean up afterwards haha

  6. Mands1980 22/02/2018 at 12:22 pm

    It’s best to do it at somebody’s home that’s where I have alway gone to baby showers it’s more relaxing than going away somewhere that’s not at home.

  7. felicity beets 15/02/2018 at 10:43 pm

    I think that having the baby shower at someone’s home is the best idea as keeps it low key and affordable for everyone 🙂

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