4 Critical Questions to Help You Find the Ideal Venue for Baby Showers
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Baby showers are a wonderful opportunity to shower the soon-to-be mom with love and care! Are you pregnant? Looking to host a baby shower? Here are 4 questions to help you find the ideal venue for baby showers.

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Importance of Choosing the Right Venue for a Baby Shower

A baby shower is a great chance for the friends and family of the new mom to shower her with gifts, advice, and a few gift cards to help her be the best mom she can be. If you are the one hosting the shower, you will need to pick where this event is going to take place.

You will want to choose a spot where a celebration can take place which includes eating, opening gifts, and even a few games. There are so many good spots to choose from. Whether you host the event at your home or choose a venue rental, it will be a very special day for the new mom.

4 Tips for Finding the Ideal Venue for Baby Showers

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#1: Will my baby shower be at a home or a rental venue?

There are pros and cons for each option: hosting the shower at your home or at a rental space. If you live in a city like Los Angeles, there are going to be many options to choose from. A simple Google search will give you all kinds of options.

If you are inviting less than 30 people to his event, a home baby shower might be a great choice. If you are inviting more than that, you might want to consider renting a space. When you book a venue, you will have the support of the venue staff. It will also me a memorable experience for the guests.

On top of everything, you will not have to clean your house after the event is over!

#2: How much do I want to spend?

If you are renting an event venue, you will need to decide what is the budget. You will also need to decide who is paying for this space. The costs can add up so you don't want to end up with the whole bill at the end of the day, unless that is what you want.

Determine the amount you are willing to pay and go visit some locations. You don't want to fall in love with spot you can't afford so make sure to decide your budget before you start looking.

#3: Does the venue have what I need?

Every venue is unique and different. All locations have their own strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you know what you want before you arrive. This will help you eliminate the baby shower venues that are not a good fit for you.

Most baby showers float between 50 and 100 guests. You can ask the event staff if your number is a good feel in the room you are looking to rent. You will also need to know what is available to you (lights, av equipment, sound, video access, etc.). Finally, make sure to ask when you can get into the venue to decorate!

#4: Is it good for Photo Ops?

If you are renting a venue, make sure there are plenty of spaces for the perfect photo op! If you are going to be spending money on something like this, you will want it to look beautiful for new mom.

See if the venue can accommodate the theme of the party. Many locations will have up lights of some sort that can change color to match your theme. Make sure to ask all these questions ahead of time.

3 Fun tips for your Baby Shower!

Here are some fun tips we thought of for you! As a mom, I know baby showers can seem overwhelming, but they are well worth it. Here are few fun things I remember being super helpful when I had my showers.

Tip #1: Do a Diaper/Wip Raffle.

When your baby is born, you will need a lot of diapers and wipes! (especially diapers) If you ask every guest to bring diapers, you will create a huge inventory of diapers that can last you for a long time!

Tip #2: Make a Registry!

Whether it's Target or Amazon (or a crunch place online), make a registry! Some people will choose to get you whatever you want; however, most guests will click a link you give them and send you a gift. If you're a first-time mom and you don't know what you need, ask any former mom for help. They will be honored to share with you their wealth of knowledge.

Tip #3: Have the Guests Write their Own Thank You Cards!

This one is a MUST for your shower. You will not want to send thank you cards after your shower. So have the guests fill them out for you! You can have each guest fill out an envelope to be sent to them with a thank you card. I saw one mom even have guests write what they brought! Brilliant!

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We hope this article helps you find the perfect venue for your next baby shower. Here is another great article to help you get started. Happy planning!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I'm pregnant now, when should I have my baby shower?
You are the boss on this one! You can have it any time you want. We have seen most people have their shower around 8 months. Recently, we have seen some moms choose to have a shower after the baby is born. It's up to you!

Q: Should I have a shower for my 2nd pregnancy?
YES! You may not need as much as you did that first round. But your friends and family will still want an opportunity to 'shower' you with love!