Where can I host a baby shower for my daughter in Park Slope?
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Nowhere -- relatives aren't supposed to host showers.
The Gate. Now matter how they get there everybody will leave happy.
she might as well start at Two Boots
....then when kid is born she can just have his/her birthday parties there as well.
...not sure if they do funerals.For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.
The Brooklyn Artists Gym (BAG) has had hosted weddings and birthday parties in their gallery area.Don't let the turkeys get you down.
You didn't say how many people and that so much dictates the venue.
I have hosted baby and Bridal showers for my kids and for children of my friends and just my friends. No rules that I know about on that. The hosting is a generous gesture of love.
The parties I remember fondly were not in restaurants or "places" but in my home or someone's home. This kind of celebration is intimate and if you keep the guest list down having it "privately" is the best way... in my opinion.
That limit often says..."I am not looking for presents" I just wanna share the joy.
Give us a number and then the responses might give you direction if this needs to happen in an outside facility.
Actually the etiquette rule prohibiting relatives from hosting showers is because a shower is the only (adult) event at which a gift is required, so if a friend hosts it, it is indeed "a generous gesture of love." If a relative hosts, however, it's more like a gift grab or self-dealing, i.e. "come help my daughter outfit her nursery." I don't make up the rules, I'm just a fan of reading old-fashioned etiquette books (although Judith Martin concurs with this particular rule, and she's still going strong).
I would like a completely unhelpful lecture and debate on whether I can I host a baby shower for my daughter. Is posting in Park Slope a good place to get it?
I would like genuine advice on where I should host a baby shower for my daughter. I love her very much and wish to help her celebrate the upcoming birth. Is posting in Park Slope a good place to get such advice?
No.For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.
There's a lovely room downstairs in Scottaditto, the food is delicious, and the staff are excellent. Not sure of the pricing, as I didn't do the organizing, but it was for a fairly frugal organization, so it couldn't have been crazy expensive. Definitely worth checking out. When I was there, the host had ordered the appetizers and we all ordered our own entrees off the regular menu, but I think you could set the whole menu for the party if you want (would make it easier to control the budget).
Congratulations, Grandma! Sorry if I came across as snarky--I know mores are changing, but as my husband often accuses me, I'm a happy 19th-century woman.
My sister is risking her DAR status (as if!) by ignoring Judith Martin's rules, and hosting a bridal shower for my daughter. It won't be in the Slope, but rather at Bubbe's in DUMBO.
Bubbe's has a separate loft-type seating area above the rest of the restaurant, with incredible views, specifically for parties.
My Mom hosted mine in the upstairs space of Elementi, which has since gone out of business, but we also looked at the downstairs of Scottadito which was lovely and private. Sette, on 7th ave near 3rd Street, also has an enclosed garden room that they will let you rent out. Belleville, on 5th ave and 6th Street has a side room that has ample space for a private party. The Park Slope Ale House, on 6th Ave and 5th street, also has a newish private room for smaller parties.
Good luck!Happily propagating the species since 2009
There have been many baby shower events at
Melt on bergen street off 5th ave.
Saturday and Sunday afternoon around 4pm they hold private parties.
I think the rules of family-hosting have gone to the wayside in the past generation or so. I read all those rules as well when planning my wedding, but usually with a baby shower, it's not an issue.
Wedding Showers should not be hosted by a parent because that is the woman's immediate family at the time (once she's married, her "family" is that of her and the spouse - and it seems like a "give my family gifts by coming to my party" thing.
At a Baby Shower her immediate family is often the significant other/husband/spouse/etc. and so her parents hosting is different -- and even if she still lives at home with mom, her "family" will soon be her and the baby, not her and her parents. It has a different tone and is very common now-a-days.
Most I've been to have been in someone's home or in a church - both free options.