(Closed) How much should a shower cost

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

It depends on a bunch of different things, but the location usually dictates the costs involved – followed by who is providing the food (catered or not).

I’ve been to tea house showers where it runs about 40-ish per person.  If you do it at someone’s home and supply the food, it’s considerably less. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I threw a baby shower this weekend where I provided all the food and drinks for about 18 people, and including decor, it ran me about $350.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Most pricing I’ve seen for a high-tea type thing is a little higher.  I’m pretty sure the hotel (in Michigan) where my sister and godmother threw mine runs $55 for afternoon tea (not sure what kind of group discount they offer).  Other places I’ve seen afternoon tea pricing are similar ($40+).  It might depend on how formal of an event you want…but a set tea I think is generally pricier than $20.  Keep in mind that $20/head means a menu price of $16/head + 5% MA tax (<$1) and 20% gratuity ($3).  Have you considered something like a park where you can bring your own food/decorations?  That might be a nice way to stay on budget…b/c as PP said, if you provide food and decor you can go much, much cheaper and still have an event that looks great!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

both of my showers were thrown by my aunts who made all the food and did the decor themselves.  If I had to guess for eating utensils, decor, etc., none of the showers were more than $100-$150 for 20 and 30 people.

Obviously if you hold it at a restaurant, or have it catered the price jumps significantly!

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