Hosting and Planning a Baby Shower for a friend can be an exciting and rewarding experience.
But, before you start to make any plans, make sure to talk with the Mom-to-be and get her ideas for that special day. We guess they’ve already hosted a Gender Reveal, or maybe they’re keeping it a surprise (for them and their loved ones!)
Before thinking of all your Baby Shower Theme ideas that you want to include, first and foremost, you need to decide on the location. It may be a Restaurant or other local Venue!
Baby showers are traditionally held at either the home of the Moms-to-be or at a family member or friend’s home. If you decide to go this way, then it will create a comfortable and intimate setting. However, it will take a lot of time prepping the place for the party, AND… the after-party cleaning can be a real downer.
However, not just to break with tradition, we are all about making it easier for you!
Note: Please call the restaurant about specific guidelines.
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Check out our Directory
Our Directory has great options to help you with Baby Shower Decorations, Shower Invites, Shower Favors and Shower Ideas.
Check Pricing and Decor Options
Be sure to Check Pricing (per person or per room rental), to ensure they are Budget-Friendly and ask them what options there are for Decor. Some might already be set up decorated with flowers.
Baby Shower Venues in Plano
Address: NE Corner of Hwy 75 @ Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75074
Locals’ favorite spot for lunch and afternoon tea and for sure you will love it, too. If you want to experience Southern hospitality with shabby chic décor, then this is your place.
Address: 2432 Preston Rd #340B, Plano, TX 75093 Call: 972-212-4339
I hosted a baby shower at Bonnie Ruth’s in Frisco and they were amazing to work with. Reserved room, custom menu and full wait staff.
There’s a Bonnie Ruth’s in Plano too. I did a Hilton in walking distance to the Allen Outlets for a friend – it was like $100 or less for the meeting room, and I catered it through Market Street.
Address: 3701 Dallas Pkwy, Plano TX 75093 Call: 469-620-8463
As stated on the website, True Food Kitchen is a place where delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, and where eating well can be the foundation for a life well lived. Sounds like a great place to have a great party and at the same time, have some nutritious food.
Address: 7501 Windrose Avenue, Plano TX 75024 Call: 214-501-3600
The Tommy Bahama restaurant is perfect for everything from bridal showers to corporate mixers. They provide customizable menus, skilled event professionals, music, and floral-design services including leis and bespoke table settings.
Address: 7300 Lone Star Dr, Plano TX 75024 Call: 971-781-9473
Address: 111 E Virginia St, McKinney, TX 75069 Call: (972) 542-6317
Layered is an eclectic little restaurant, coffee shop, and bakery, offering everything from brunch to gorgeous cakes to the “best cheese board in McKinney.” Would be just the spot for a dessert-based baby shower. Info on private events HERE.
Just a few minute walk from Historic Downtown McKinney, Bingham House has stood as a symbol of southern hospitality since 1883! This centuries-old, Victorian home transforms into your modern dream venue, ideal for every precious milestone in your life.
Perry’s offers the most unique private dining experience, which may be a great place for your baby shower. They have options available to accommodate small and big gatherings, Perry’s private dining rooms offer a different mood to create the perfect setting for the occasion. And, their private Dining Manager will make accommodations for guests with dietary restrictions, provide pairings with their handcrafted cocktails and assist with the perfect wine selections from the long list.
Address: 201 E Bethany Dr #1, Allen, TX 75002 Call: (214) 383-6677
Other Mom-Recommended Options to maintain Social Distancing
Drive by Baby Shower
Makayla Slater: Drive by baby shower! Decorate your cars and leave the presents at the end of the drive.
Ashley Coppage: I have heard of quite a few people who have done the drive by baby shower.Saw a video where the soon to be parents were in lawn chairs in their yard, had their trunk open in the driveway and people were driving up, waving and yelling their congrats and leaving gifts in the trunk.
Angela Marie Koster: Drive by baby shower. Everyone decorates their car and drives by and leaves her a gift like on the lawn or in her trunk
Jennifer Kohl Rohr: You can decorate the front lawn with those big letter signs.
Valerie Parks Caviness: Card My Yard — the big yard signs
Cristina Majewski: Amazon Gift Cards for gifts, decorate the front yard.
A ZOOM Call
Jennifer McClure: Have gifts delivered and do a zoom where everyone can see her open the gifts. Someone could have flowers and/or balloons delivered.
Mitra Saber-Saboori: You can even do zoom party, my friend did her bridal shower through zoom. They got together online and drank and even played games.
Sasha Fisher Bajaj: I did a zoom shower for my sister in law. I had people prep for games like who said it- Giving baby advice or stories, make your best baby out of items around the house- like macaroni, socks, potato. We have the momma to show us the baby room and gifts she received. We showed her gifts we would send her.
Create an Email or Letter Party
Ashley Washington: What about an email party? They can each write a letter to the parents with advice and a letter to the “baby” about why their parents are amazing, or how they met. They would also send gifts via an online registry.
Cristy McMillen Brown: Ask her friends to write “blessings” or well-wishes for the baby, or notes about fun things they remember about your friend, and then make a scrapbook out of the notes. Then send her the scrapbook with $100 to spend on the baby.