The baby shower is the party that expectant mothers love. This event is organized in honor of the mother-to-be, usually during the last trimester of pregnancy. Activities, cakes, gifts… All these are celebratory things that are done to excite and ready you for your big day, especially when you are surrounded by your friends and family. Today we give you 7 ideas of places to have a baby shower. From the obvious to the imaginative. We are sure you’ll find the place that will please the future mother.
1. AT THE MOTHER-TO-BE’S HOUSE
Usually, the baby showers are organized at the mother-to-be’s home. The advantage? She doesn’t need to move and can stay quiet in her cozy little nest while having a great day. You can enjoy the decorating process and set up everything before the guests arrive. On the other hand, if it is a surprise, you will have to organize everything with the future father, be very discreet but also make sure that the future mother will not be around when you want to prepare everything. The disadvantage? Even if the place is rather comfortable, it may lack a little originality and the mother (though still elated) may not be surprised.
2. AT THE HOME OF A RELATIVE
Organizing a baby shower at a loved one’s home is the best way to keep the event secret and surprise your pregnant friend. You will have no technical constraints, you can prepare everything quietly and just wait for the guest of honor to show up to shout “surprise”. On the other hand, it is absolutely necessary to have someone in your entourage who has a large living room to welcome everyone but also to make sure that the children/husband will not be around otherwise, this day between girls may be disrupted.
3. IN A GARDEN
This idea is a little similar to the two previous ones, you just need to have a friend who has a beautiful and big garden. The ideal time to organize a baby shower is in spring or summer. You can take advantage of the sunny days and spend a quiet afternoon outside. You can also organize different activities to enjoy the sun. Of course, this is all weather-permitting, otherwise, you will have to quickly find a plan B to maintain the event.
4. IN A PARK OR A BOTANICAL GARDEN
Don’t have a garden on hand? Why not organize a baby shower in a public park or a botanical garden? You will be spoilt for choice and you can even choose a garden that already has a decorative style. You can keep the surprise by planning a walk with the future mother, though you will, of course, have to be well organized. The disadvantages are of course the weather and the public nature of the park, you may not be alone (unless you have the means to privatize it). The installation will also be complicated, you will have to organize a picnic, except that it will be necessary to take into account the fact that the future mother will need to be well seated.
5. IN A CAFE OR RESTAURANT
This is an idea that should surprise the expectant mother. You can go to a coffee shop or tea room that you know that she likes. In addition to having the decoration, you can also get information to order cakes and other sweets that will fill your bellies throughout the event. This will save you hours in the kitchen baking cakes. On the other hand, it is a public place, so it will be less quiet unless you find a place with corners less exposed to passers-by. If not, you can consider privatizing it, but it will cost a little money.
6. IN A BABY STORE (ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO HAVE A BABY SHOWER)
Yes yes yes, you heard us right: a baby store! Still not widespread, it is possible to privatize a baby store and organize a baby shower. It will still be necessary to find out beforehand because there may be very few stores that accept privatization for a personal event. We feel it’s a great idea, even more so if you can arrange a cozy little corner and personalize the decoration. And if your guests haven’t found any gifts yet, they can let the mom make her own shopping list!
7. DURING A CREATIVE WORKSHOP
Here is a great idea that will combine the place but also the activity! Nowadays, these sorts of workshops are very popular, all you have to do is find the one that will please the mother-to-be and book the seats. Feel free to contact the company to find out if it is possible to organize several workshops in the afternoon in order to have the venue just for you. Why not go to a workshop related to the baby? If the mother-to-be lives an eco-aware lifestyle you can go to a workshop where you will learn how to make your own sustainable beauty products or body care products. The disadvantage is that the rate may be a little higher than expected and guests will have to pay their share and that of the future mother, but you will certainly have a very nice afternoon.
All these places are also perfect for a Gender Reveal Party!
Where did you organize your baby shower?
What place from our list of places to have a baby shower would you like for your own party?
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