Baby Showers are traditionally an idea that originated from America, but are rapidly gaining popularity in the UK. They are a wonderful way to gather friends and relatives to celebrate a new life coming into your family. At Cantley House Hotel we offer a range of different options for hosting a baby shower from a table in our award winning restaurant to a private room in our beautiful Berkshire country house hotel - we can accommodate anything from 4 -100 guests.
When should you hold a baby shower? We think that the best time is the last trimester, but remember not to book it too close to the due date, or the mum-to-be may not hold out in time to attend! The last trimester can often drag on, so it’s a great opportunity to surprise her and keep her motivated for the last few weeks of her pregnancy.
Who will organise the baby shower? Definitely not the mum to be, the party should be stress free for her, so it should be her friends, family or even her husband if he feels up to the task. Whoever takes on the role needs to make sure everything is just right for her.
What to eat and drink? What you eat and drink at the baby shower is entirely up to you. We think Afternoon Tea or a Finger Buffet Selection are the better options as they are light on stomach, easy to serve and allow you all to mingle and chat easily. .