Birmingham Venue Offers Six Steps to Holding a Baby Shower

How many people do you know who are having a baby!. It seems that everywhere you look, bellies are bulging! Given the number of expected babies, it is no small wonder that Woodrow Hall might be asked to host baby showers! With the economy being what it is, it also is no small wonder that people are flocking to Woodrow Hall for we offer a high value venue for a small amount of money!

Women LOVE baby showers; especially mothers who have gone through this before. It is a time to share experiences and help a new mom to be manage all of the massive changes this little bundle of joy will force into their lives real soon! The steps are simple and the cost is low, especially if you choose a weekday, weeknight or Sunday!

Steps for Planning a Baby Shower

Set a Budget
Remember that people who are friends and relatives to the retiree are more than willing to pitch in for a party. Ask them for a contribution food, decorations or other things to keep the total cost low.

Pick a Theme or Set of Games and Prizes
Remember that most of the attention will be on the rapidly growing tummy, so the theme may revolve around a color or the sex of the baby to be etc. Games are a big part of a baby shower. There are literally hundreds of games you can choose from… check out the internet for free ideas!

Choose a Venue
Small showers can of course, be held in a home, but larger showers are becoming VERY common and that means you need a venue. When choosing a venue, the biggest factor is the cost. But we have a solution! Choose Woodrow Hall. We have just opened a new ballroom we call The Magnolia Room, which caters to this size event. With room for about 120 for a mingling crowd or 100 for a seated event, it is very affordable. We specifically designed it as a low cost solution for small to medium size parties and showers! We had tables hand-made that do not need linens; saving hundreds of dollars in linen rentals. It also has special accent lights that we offer at no charge, saving you decorating budget dollars! We also will provide a choice of centerpieces for each table at a very lost cost, basically enough to cover our labor and cleaning costs along with the cost of the disposables, saving you the expense of renting or purchasing them. In addition, we do not require you to use our catering services. You can ask people to bring in potluck dishes!

Set a Date
Custom dictates a baby shower about 4=8 weeks before the expected birth. Also, the date in part depends upon when you start to plan and the availability of your venue.

Pick a Menu
Choose foods that are easy to prepare, can be stored and eaten at room temperature and which are healthy! Remember that alcohol is a no-no for the mom-to-be but others can certainly imbibe! If your budget allows, you can have a caterer prepare the food, but many baby showers are handled by the attendees signing up for a specific selection of food.

Open the Gifts!
This is the highlight for any baby shower. Lets face it, babies require a lot of stuff! And most moms-to-be only know the basics. There are literally hundreds of things that can be given to the mom-to-be that she does not even know she needs. Some can be downright interesting to open such as a breast pump or a new item called the Hooter Hider! Having the registry listed on the invitations is not necessarily a great way to announce the shower though and it may be better to use word of mouth to let the word out to avoid duplicate gifts.

Woodrow Hall would love to host your baby shower. Call Woodrow Hall at 205-243-4243 for a tour and for a free estimate on the use of either of our ballrooms.

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