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Best places to have a Baby Shower

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Hey People!!!

 

My mom and I are looking for a nice place to have my sister's baby shower.

 

We are looking to rent a space that will hold 50 people in the Southwest Baltimore or Glen Burnie area.

 

Any ideas?

 

All help will be greatly appreciated.

 

~b

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Idon't live over that way but you could try any restaurants that have banquet room facilities or a chain hotel like Holiday Inn etc would rent a meeting room for a few hundred dollars fro x number of hours. VFW'S and fraternal organizations often have a large room that they rent. And if anyone has an affiliation with a church- halls are often free to members' use or at a reduced cost. Have a good time whatever you choose. :)

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how about a local fire hall? I know many in the area rent these spaces. Or community centers too. I know in Columbia each community center has rooms to rent for meetings and events. Just some ideas. :)

 

Or a VFW Hall??? Some do rent out their halls for dances, parties, etc.

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How about the Sunset Inn? The food is excellent.

 

Seriously though, is this what your sister wants? I'm asking because I had to lug gifts from a baby shower, to my car, and into my house from 50 people when I was 8 months pregnant and it was misery. My husband did a lot but I was already exhausted from the party and then I had to clean up an entire living room full of stuff before the dog decided to get nosey. The next day was a total waste because I was still so tired. Something to think about.

 

Because of all of this- I highly recommend a baby shower be held where ever the gifts are going to be used. I'm hosting a baby shower in February for a friend. She asked if I would have it at my house. I said yes, but then shared the above story. The shower is going to be at her house :). Plus, I know people are going to want to see her nursury.

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The Old Country Buffet or Cactus Willies. They each have rooms that they will allow you to reserve and your guest can help themselves to the buffet. No clean up for you. I've been to a baby shower at Old Country and a retirement party at Cactus Willies and the guest seemed to enjoy themselves.

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I see Juliep's point and I also see the no mess/cleanup at having it at an off site facility. Is she going to be opening her presents in front of everyone or taking them home and opening them? I'm sure it is pretty customary to open them at the shower but I'm not up on what they do now. I think with the weather being such as it is this time of year, having it at home would be nice so there is no trapesying around in nasty weather where as if it was spring or summer or something where the weather was nice, I might opt for a venue. If home isn't big enough to accommodate everyone, could it be done in 2 - say one for the family and one for the friends??????

 

There is the Italian place on the main drag...Romo's or something like that down in Glen Burnie

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How about the Sunset Inn? The food is excellent.

 

Seriously though, is this what your sister wants? I'm asking because I had to lug gifts from a baby shower, to my car, and into my house from 50 people when I was 8 months pregnant and it was misery. My husband did a lot but I was already exhausted from the party and then I had to clean up an entire living room full of stuff before the dog decided to get nosey. The next day was a total waste because I was still so tired. Something to think about.

 

I agree. It is much easier to have the shower at her house. My mom doesn't like the idea due to the amount of mess that 50 people will leave behind. We are still on the fence about it.

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I agree. It is much easier to have the shower at her house. My mom doesn't like the idea due to the amount of mess that 50 people will leave behind. We are still on the fence about it.

 

There are pros and cons of both. Maybe you can have someone cater and then there won't be any pots and pans to clean up, just taking out the trash? Or maybe you can hire someone to come in and clean for her? I would have given a toe or three to have someone to clean my house when I was pregnant.

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The last shower I went to was less than 40 people and so crowded we couldn't all get in the room at the same time- to watch the mom to be open the gifts and play the games. Everyone over 5 was pleasant about it but it got very warm, loud and hard to work around people to get to food or whomever you wanted to talk to. Space is a good thing.

 

Who lets the pregnant mother carry all the stuff home by herself? Designate some "helpers" to move her presents afterward.

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