Decorating for a baby shower at a restaurant
A quick look at the before:. Assist the mom-to-be with her gifts and help her load her vehicle. Do you recall where you found the runner?
Hosting a baby shower at a restaurant is an unconventional yet practical solution when your home isn't the best place for the gathering. And if the shower is going to be one attended by everyone from aunts, uncles and cousins to college pals and first grade teachers, then you may appreciate the help with the food and serving.
How to Host a Shower at a Restaurant
Many restaurants accommodate parties. Letting the restaurant's staff cook, serve and clean up, allows you to focus on socializing, leading the games and oohing and aahing with everyone else over the onesies with yellow ducks.
Choose a restaurant by narrowing down names of locations that have food that will be appealing to guests and accommodating to a baby shower.
Be sure that the restaurant has accommodations for the number of guests attending. Plan out the guest list including how many people will be coming to the shower.
Send out the invitations a month in advance. Create a sample menu of food that will be served at the party. Some good choices are tea sandwiches, soups and a veggie tray.Hosting A Bridal or Baby Shower At A Restaurant!
Drinks could include non-alcoholic mimosas, sparkling water, tea, coffee and cola. When setting up the restaurant reservation, be sure to include these requests or for food that the restaurant serves exclusively. Arrive at the restaurant an hour or more early before guests. Lay the tablecloths out on the table and set the party favors in the center of each table.
If place settings are not provided, make sure they are set up to accommodate each guest. Set up a table for the cake, presents and mementos of the mom-to-be such as ultrasound pictures or pictures from her childhood. Once guests arrive, suggest they start off with ordering drinks and appetizers.
I love shower decorations that are personalized for the guest of honor. The table runner was also personalized. I like using table runners to layer.
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We are planning to have a shower in a restaurant and I love so many of the touches you shared in Hosting A Baby Shower in a restaurant. I really liked the table runner and matching place cards.
How to Host a Baby Shower at a Restaurant
Do you recall where you found the runner? I am just testing my luck here since I see this post was from years ago. Will they be expecting me to?
TIA for any insight!