Baby Shower- price per person

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Which part of the world are you in?

For my region, $30/head without an alcoholic drink included is a bit steep. I’d aim for $20/head, especially if it’s lunchtime.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

CurlyCue: Given Miami, and the calibre of restaurant it seems to be, then I’d say that the price per head is on par. If you’re comfortable with it, and able to host your group, then I’d say to trust your gut!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

CurlyCue:  I certainly wouldn’t be willing to spend $1400+ on just food for a baby shower. 

Most showers in my region are at someone’s home and over a non-meal time with just snacks and drinks. 

So I think $1400 is NUTS!  Especially cause that doesn’t include decor, gifts, invitations or any other incidentals.

 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We hold baby showers in someone’s home so it is affordable for anyone to host.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Most baby showers in my area are smaller, cheaper and more low key. Most are in a private homes not over a meal time for a dozen people or less. I went to one at a tea house where the host provided a couple pots of tea and petit fours for the group, so pretty cheap, even with invitations and some decor stuff (cake shaped thing made of diapers). Another was at a casual breakfast place where everyone paid for their own brunch, so the host only paid for invitations and some balloons. All the showers I’ve been to have under 20 people.

So this would be over the top, for my area/social circle. But if this sort of event is common in your area/social circle, then it sounds nice!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

CurlyCue:  My husband and. I would both vote for fiesta with margaritas!!!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The shower I am hosting in August will be about $30 per person (including tax and gratuities), but I’d rather pay someone else to do all of the hard work for me than host at my house. I am just too burned out on hosting at my home right now.

Quite honestly, hosting out won’t cost me more than hosting in. The cost of renting a tent, tables, chairs, linens, plates and silverware, doing all of the decor, the cleaning service to get the house guest ready, and either catering myself or hiring a caterer… it all adds up very quickly. So instead, we’ll be having a formal high tea at a tea house located in a historic downtown area. The Mom-to-be loves this tea house, so she is thrilled for the plan. Since the tea house has size limitations, I’m using that to get the Mom to scale back the invitation list, which will keep things under $1000. I don’t have to do anything but mail the invites, plan a low key shower game, buy a gift, and show up with a smile on my face. That is worth every single penny I spend.:)

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I had my daughter’s last July in an Italian restaurant, and paid $20.pp (32 people)and also ran a bar tab. We had a beautiful room, but I did do table centerpieces and candy per table, plus favors. This was not co-ed, as my SIL was not a fan.

I got prices from $15.-30. when looking. I’m in NJ.

I guess it depends on what you’re comfortable spending.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

All depends what you’re comfortable spending. In my region showers are usually held in a hall or someone’s house with sandwiches, cake and tea.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The price doesn’t seem crazy.  However, I don’t think  you need so much food… can you do a lighter version of the menu (and also make it cheaper for you)?

I think having it at someone’s house is great but might present other challenges with 40 people.  One of my good friends had a bridal shower with 35-40 people.  We held it at a function space because that was more than any of us could comfortably accommodate.  Her baby shower will likely be similar.

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