Want to throw a baby shower as unique & different as Austin itself? For all our local Mamas-to-Be (and their MILs & BFFs), here are 6 of the coolest, newest, “weirdest” –in a chic sense!– places to hold a baby shower:
La Patisserie: the macarons. Better than Laduree. (I know, that’s saying a lot!) They were so great at decorating the table and set up, too. When the decorations are food, you don’t have to do much else!
Also, the setting. They’re outdoor patio is perfect for a baby shower. It’s not too small and not to big. There’s enough shade if the Texas weather decides to be hot in April. It’s also conveniently located next to the “Greetings from Austin” mural. You can’t get more Austin than that!
Blenders & Bowls: As we all know, pregnancy cravings are real! If your mama-to-be can’t get enough sweet treats, cure her cravings by hosting her baby shower at the new Blenders & Bowls acai cafe in Westlake. You can rent their bright & clean space for $500 + catering, which gets your party a private 3-hour event after regular business hours. As hostess, design a custom acai bowl bar specially for your event, with fresh & delicious (don’t forget superfood-level healthy!) servings starting at $5.50/each. Additional discounts on pricing can be added with a party of 30 or more. Guests with dietary restrictions can totally be accommodated, too — all menu items can be made gluten free and vegan upon request. For more information, email [email protected]
Peppermint Pedi Parlor: Perhaps your group is in the mood for indulging in some princess-level pampering? Treat yourselves to a private party at this brand new nail salon which focuses on custom comfort, attentive pampering, and ultimate luxury –all in a pristine environment. For a private party package fee of $250, relax with friends & family for 2 ½ hours of exclusive use of the parlor to spoil your mama-to-be & her guests with mani-pedis (additional charge applies for individual services), complimentary wine and champagne, and basic set up with decorations. For more information on booking, contact [email protected]
The Little Yoga House: A small detour from a traditional baby shower but just as gratifying, zen-out with your guests during a relaxing yoga class at either of The Little Yoga House’s two locations: The Village location in North Austin or downtown in Clarksville. For $500, the baby shower package includes basic decorations, spa water, an hour-long prenatal and restorative yoga class, plates/utensils, set-up, clean-up and exclusive use of the studio for 2 ½ hours. Party add-ons include nail painting and henna tattoos.
Blackfinn Ameripub: Want to include the hubs & his bros in the fun? Located in The Domain, this high-energy restaurant offers two private rooms, covered patio, and flexible seating throughout. Their private spaces, for which they require no rental fees or upfront deposits, work for everything from custom brunch buffets complete with mimosa & craft cocktail carafes to traditional sit-down lunches. With full A/V capabilities (for photo slideshows or live TV) and over 30 beers on tap, convincing the guys to come watch football and try the latest local craft beer while the women gush over gifts is an easy sell! Blackfinn’s Group Party Menu is straight forward and easy to navigate and their Sales Mangers Brett & Heather work closely with guests to ensure a smooth, hastle-free experience from start to finish. Free dessert & swag bag for the Mom-to-Be, too!
Tribe: Tribe knows, loves, and celebrates moms and moms-to-be. If you’re in the market for a baby shower that feels like a mini wellness retreat, look no further. Offering options to create a perfectly customized event for up to 30 of your closest friends, including a wellness-based class of your choice: Yoga, Pilates Mat, Barre, or Strength & Tone. Tribe’s studio and lounge can be utilized before & after class for mingling, food & drink, gifts, and games. All your guests are sure to leave feeling refreshed and energized! Packages begin at $350, including a one-hour class of your choice for up to 30, studio use for a total of 2 hours, and as an added-bonus for baby shower recipients: a one-month Tribe membership for the special mom-to-be. Add-ons can include childcare studio and childcare attendants.