Help please need a place for my baby shower

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Can you not have it at your house or a friends house?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Does it have to be at an event location?? I’ve always hosted showers in homes or private rooms of restaurants. My cousin is hosting my baby shower in the club house of her apartment. It’s a really pretty/cute location and FREE! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I third PP’s suggestion at having it at your house/friend’s house??  all baby showers I have been to have been held at home…   I’ve never seen a baby shower held elsewhere except in the movies or else if the person is uber wealthy.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You should see if ant family or friends could host a shower for you at their house. It’s not great for you to be hosting your own shower.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I find it odd that so many are saying they’ve primarily been to baby showers in someone’s house. I don’t think I’ve *ever* been to one in someone’s house (I guess the houses in this area aren’t that big, or the ones I go to tend to be bigger). I have seen them at apartment/trailer park clubhouses, community centers, park pavilions, etc. Those would be my suggestions for finding affordable venues.

That, or scale back the guest list and have it at somebody’s home.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Tutti80:  That’s prime wedding season in Chicago so most venues are going to be booked by this point or holding out for a wedding.  Definitely check into local parks and restaurants with private rooms.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

CookieCreamCakes:  I’ve only ever heard of homes. How many people are you thinking would go to a shower? More then 30? I mean I would assume most showers it’s 10-20ish people. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve been to showers in homes and there’s typically 30 or more people. Just finger foods and drinks sitting out, the mom to be opens presents as people bring them, kind of like an open house. Everyone checks out the nursey, etc. You could have a BBQ outside, but I agree I don’t think you should host your own shower. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Tutti80:  Have you looked at a space in a cafe that has a patio area or maybe a small art gallery.

Try free range chicago I know you can rent out office space and conference rooms, its really nice inside and I think they often do parties

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Tutti80:  Check out locations in NWI. Munster, Highland, Dyer, Merrillville all have nice venues and bigger sized restaurants that can accomodate that number. They’ll be much cheaper than Chicago, not too far, and the sales tax is less over the state line.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Tutti80:  Perhaps you should have initially mentioned the shower was 100 people so you could get some better advice.  Most baby showers (including my own) that I’ve (and it sounds like other bees) been to are around 30 people or less.  

Does anyone have a really big backyard?  Maybe do an outside shower?  You can rent chairs and tables to accomodate everyone and have the food brought in.  Even a tent if necessary.  I think the biggest problem you are having is that it is definitely prime wedding season and those venues have been booked for months and months.  

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