Whether you are the host or the mommy-to-be planning her own baby shower, finding the right place to host your party is key. It determines how much to set aside for your budget and designates the atmosphere of your party. Here are some things to consider when planning on where to have your party:
- Host the party at your home or the home of someone who is close to the mom-to-be such as her mother or mother-in-law or sister. This is honestly the least expensive option for anyone planning on hosting a baby shower. Yes, you will have to clean before and after the party of course. But, if you have a tight budget, then consider holding it at your home. Also, the size of the home and the number of guests needs to be determined to ensure they "fit". Meaning, if you have a one bedroom apartment and are inviting 50 people to the baby shower, it might be a bit cramped. So, consider the size of the room and the number of guests likely to attend.
- Rent a hall. You can go to a nice hotel and request a large banquet room for your party. Most hotels have rooms for conferences and wedding receptions. If your baby shower will have a lot of people, this might be the option for you. Keep in mind that they might charge you for food, drinks, and decor. So, check before you agree.
- A park is a nice setting for a party. It is inexpensive, yet you'll need to deal with a few possible issues. One being the weather, another being pests such as bugs, and the last being other people who are at the park. Sometimes you can reserve a space through your local park service to have your party under an actual structure. We would recommend this. If it is in the summer and very hot and humid, no one wants to sit in the sun. You will need to bring your food, along with the supplies needed to serve the food, so be prepared for that.
- A "different" location such as a butterfly garden, or a business that caters to tea parties, or a museum, or a paint your pottery type of place. Let your imagination go on this one and think of what the mommy-to-be would love.
Ultimately, it is about budget, the size of party, and convenience. Look around online for venues in your area for ideas. You want to make this baby shower special for the mom-to-be. It is a wonderful moment in her life. If you are unsure of where to host your party, just ask her opinion. You want it to be the right place for her special day. Have fun exploring the different locales and options for your baby shower party.