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While many people decide to plan a party in Swansea at their home for a baby shower, it can be beneficial to host it at a venue. Social gatherings and special occasions are much more enjoyable when you have the space to do everything. Depending on the number of guests and the anticipated activities that you want to include, you may need a large room for your Swansea, MA event planning. Like any other party, baby shower planning should start with a budget and a general guest list. Once you have an idea of how much you have to spend and the number of guests that will be invited, you can start making plans.
Select the Venue
Venus de Milo is known for our beautiful weddings and receptions. However, we also provide space for other events. Bridal showers, baby showers, community gatherings, charity events, birthdays, anniversaries – our venue is a great place to hold a party. Start by taking a tour of our South Coast reception hall and go over your ideas for a baby shower with our on-site event coordinator. We can suggest the best party room, ballroom, or other space for your party based on your unique needs. Reserve the date as early in advance as possible, especially if your baby shower will be held during wedding season.
Pick a Theme & Send Invitations
The next step after securing the venue is to get on with your Swansea, MA event planning. Select a theme that reflects the personality or nursery theme that the parents-to-be have chosen. Decide if the shower will be ladies-only or if it will be co-ed. A co-ed party requires you to think outside the box and include things that the guys will appreciate as well. Popular themes include pink princess for baby girls, pink and blue options for a baby shower with a gender reveal, and woodland or safari animals for baby boys.
Once you select the theme, you can send out the invitations. Give guests at least 30-45 days to prepare for the shower. Include details about baby registries – both online and in-store – for your guests to shop. If you are doing a diaper raffle, include information about the size or brand that you prefer to enter the raffle. Ask guests to either send you an RSVP, contact you by phone, or send you an email to confirm that they will be attending. Consider requiring RSVPs be confirmed by a certain date to avoid confusion with the venue about the number of guests. Remember, most venues charge “per head,” so this can be important.
Decorations & Activities
Keeping with your theme, it’s now time to start shopping for decorations and activities that you will include at the South Coast reception hall. Social gatherings and special occasions can be decorated extensively or minimally, depending on your taste. Speak with the venue as you plan a party in Swansea. Some things may be included with the space, including tablecloths and colorful napkins that can be selected to coordinate with your theme. A baby shower cake or cupcakes should be included with the decorations and set up as part of the party staging. Consider centerpieces, favors, and other essential items as part of your overall decor.
Activities can include interactive games that provide prizes for participants. Do a quick search online for fun games that are perfect for ladies-only events or co-ed parties. Popular baby shower games can be integrated with new ideas. Get creative with the prizes, especially if male guests will be receiving them. Candles and nail polish sets are popular baby shower gifts. However, for parties that include the father-to-be and other males in the family, you might want to add gift certificates, gift cards, or jars of candy. Your Swansea, MA event planning can include extra helpers to assist with set-up and clean-up on the day of the event.
Choose a Menu
Whether you decide to serve a full meal or just offer refreshments, work with the venue when you plan a party in Swansea. One of the advantages associated with choosing Venus de Milo is that we have a solid reputation for providing top quality food designed to impress. Choose from a variety of menus from snacks to fully plated meals, buffets to hors-d’oeuvres, depending on your tastes and budget. A wide range of beverages and options are also available to coordinate with your theme and menu.
Contact Venus de Milo
If you are interested in taking a tour of our South Coast reception hall, give us a call at 508-678-3901. Our team can help you with all of your Swansea, MA event planning needs. Whether you want to host a baby shower, birthday or other social gatherings and special occasions, consider Venus de Milo for your special day.